Behind the Kitchen Door
December 29, 2011

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two restaurants failed their inspections this week, according to the Knox Co. Health Dept., in our look Behind the Kitchen Door.

Dragon Den, 10209 Kingston Pike, received a 62 after inspectors said they found mice droppings in the kitchen, employees eating in the prep area, seven cans of soy sauce that were dented and had puffed out tops, and the brown rice and chicken were stored at unsafe temperatures.

Wok Hay, 102 Merchants Dr., was given a 68. Inspectors there noted employees who didn't wash their hands, moldy oranges, toxic chemicals, and build-up on some of the equipment.

On the other end of the spectrum, seventeen restaurants scored over ninety.

Papa Dom's, 7601 Clinton Hwy., 91
Mer Mer Bakery, 617 N. Gay St., 91
Eagles #2698, 203 Walnut St., 91
Firehouse Subs, 128 Buckingham, 91
Shoney's, 4020 Rutledge Pike, 92
The Ale House, 7125 Kingston Pike, 93
Toyama Japanese Grill, 11212 Kingston Pike, 93
Back Door Tavern, 4951 Kingston Pike, 94
Taco Bell, 8516 Walbrook, 94
Lunchbox Cafe, 9050 Cross Park, 94
Marcos Pizza, 12552 Kingston Pike, 96
City Blends, 8511 Walbrook Drive, 96
Chick-Fil-A, Mountain Grove Dr., 96
Kitchen Express, 220 Bridgewater, 96
Sugar Buzz, 313 N. Forest Park, Blvd., 98
The Lunchbox Market and Cafe, 1225 E. Weisgarber, 100


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