Arizona's, which serves a wide variety of meat dishes and American-style cuisine, said in a statement that it "has been one of Stonecrest's favorite restaurants for more than 14 years."
Management temporarily closed the establishment Wednesday “and is working diligently with the Health Department to bring the restaurant into compliance with state standards and reopen.”
“We were appalled at the results of the inspection issued by state,” Roberto Woods, a spokesman for Arizona’s, said in a statement. “We are not only employees and owners of Arizona’s Restaurant, but we also live in the community and our families and friends dine here.”
Woods said management has not yet decided when it will reopen.
Arizona’s plans to implement additional training and food safety measures to improve on the failing scores, Woods said.
A commercial kitchen equipment repair truck was outside Arizona's on Wednesday, Channel 2 Action News reported.
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During the inspection on Aug. 8, the DeKalb County health inspector reported seeing cockroaches near the main handwashing sink, a cooler and the employee table.