Some residents expressed concern about conditions at the popular restaurant.
Patron Angie Zimmern said she expects a restaurant like the The Cheesecake Factory to be safe for families, including her own.
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“Certainly, (in) this day and age, we would expect higher standards from the people who are preparing our food. That is a little surprising to hear,” Zimmern said about the score of 86.
An inspector “observed employees slicing tomatoes, touching parmesan, sprinkling garnish on plates and handling fries with bare hands,” according to the health inspection report.
The report also noted that 15 containers of sauce had to be thrown out because of issues with temperatures, and that dates weren't marked on food like chicken strips, wings and sliced pork.
“I think that's pretty low for a popular place that's well-known for their name too,” resident Pang Yang said.