Restaurant inspection: Big Daddy’s told to clean equipment, surfaces

Big Daddy’s Café in Fairburn recently received its first failing health score and was advised to get up to code within 10 days, according to the inspection report.

Management failed to monitor employees and ensure that the equipment was properly sanitized, the inspector said. Both live and dead roaches were observed in the equipment storage area and in the hand sink.

A can of roach spray was on the cook line underneath the steam table.

In addition, the walk-in cooler was in poor condition with a leak coming from the ceiling. Fryer baskets had an accumulation of grease, and container lids in storage were still dirty, the inspector said.

Equipment and utensils were not washed, rinsed and sanitized in the correct order, and food-contact surfaces and utensils were not sanitized properly after cleaning, according to the report.

Big Daddy’s Cafe, 2284 Cascade Road, was given a health score of 56/U on the routine inspection, down from previous scores of 84/B and 87/B.

In other code violations, food was uncovered in the walk-in cooler. Prepared foods in that cooler had no expiration dates.

Points were also taken off because raw chicken was being thawed at room temperature. Employees had open drinks and cell phones in the food prep area.

Bid Daddy’s Café will be re-inspected.

In other news: These recently featured restaurants pulled up their health scores during recent follow-up inspections: Las Perlas Marisqueria, 3473 Old Norcross Road, Duluth, 89/B; Penang Malaysian Cuisine, 4897 Buford Highway, Chamblee, 94/A.