Behind the Kitchen Door
February 16, 2012

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

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 6711 Clinton Highway, scored a 60. Inspectors said they noticed a can dented at the seal, toxic chemicals, and build-up on equipment.

Little Ceasar's Pizza. 2800 Magnolia Ave., was given a 67 after inspectors found pizzas stored at an unsafe temperature, build-up on equipment, and toxic chemicals, as well as pizza boxes upside-down on chemical shelving.

Hardee's, 3718 Western Ave., earned a 67, when inspectors discovered buns at unsafe temperature, a cook not washing their hands, and dirty equipment and floors.

On the other side of the coin, seven restaurants scored ninety or higher this week, including:

Bistro at Parkwest, Parkwest Hospital, 91
Old City Zava, 109 N. Central Street, 91
Pizza Plus, 210 Andrew Johnson Hwy., 92
Cup Cakery, 11525 Parkside Drive, 93
Pinnacle 18, 11240 Parkside Drive, 97
Petro's, 7005 Kingston Pike, 98
Cities Cupcakes Boutique, 5201 Kingston Pike, 99

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