Taco John's, 725 S Main St, Creve Coeur, IL - inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant name: TACO JOHN'S
Address: 725 S Main St, Creve Coeur, IL 61610
Total inspections: 5
Last inspection: 01/28/2016

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Inspection findings

Inspection date



No violation noted during this evaluation. 01/28/2016Follow-up100
  • Observed shelves holding gloves in the basement storage are to be rusty. Repair or replace.
  • Observed the garbage can in the men's and women's restroom without a lid. Provide lid.
  • Observed a gap in the drive thru window doors where daylight can be seen. Repair so daylight can not be seen from the inside by 1/25/16.
  • Observed a missing ceiling tile above plastic cups and toilet paper in the basement storage area. Replace.
  • Observed employee personal items on the shelving unit at the end of the 3-compartment sink. Items were removed during the inspection. Employee personal items should be stored separate from food and food contact surfaces.
  • Observed extraneous items stored on the bottom shelf of the drying shelving unit and under in the basement dry storage area. Only items necessary for the food establishment should be on premise.
  • Observed rusted shelving in basement dry storage. Reseal or replace. Observed cardboard used to line the shelf beneath the handsink. Cardboard is not smooth, durable, or easily cleanable. Remove.
  • Observed un-lidded trash receptacle in men's restroom. Provide lid.
  • Observed debris accumulation on floors in basement dry storage especially beneath shelving and on the stairs. Clean and ensure routine cleaning.
  • Observed missing ceiling tiles in basement dry storage. Replace.
  • Observed peeling paint on wood shelving in basement and in white cabinets in kitchen. Repaint or replace. Observed rusted shelving in basement. Reseal or replace.
  • Observed debris accumulation inside the ice machine, on the blue drying rack, and on the red milk crate on the floor in the walk in cooler. Wash, rinse, and sanitize and ensure routine cleaning.
  • Observed potato ole warmer stored on the trash can. Per the manager, the potato warmer is stored on the trash can when the fryer is in use. I explained to the staff that equipment may not be stored on the trash can as it can become contaminated. The potato warmer was sanitized and then moved at the time of this inspection.
  • Observed a box of forks stored on floor in basement. Observed cups and taco boxes stored 2
  • Observed debris accumulation on the floors in the basement (especially underneath racks), on the stairs, in the walk in cooler (especially underneath the racks), and throughout kitchen. Clean and ensure routine cleaning.
  • Observed cracked floor tiles by fryer. Repair or replace.
  • Observed paint peeling on walls in basement. Repaint.
  • Observed dust and debris accumulation on ceilings in kitchen. Clean and ensure routine cleaning.
  • Observed dust accumulation on air conditioner cover. Clean and ensure routine cleaning.
  • Observed employee talk on phone, then touch the bare skin on her sides, then proceed to touch single service food packages and fill a cup with ice and soda. I spoke with the manager, Lisa Abel about the issue and she had the employee immediately wash her hands. The employee has not yet had food handlers training. Please provide food handler certification documentation to TCHD when completed at: Tazewell County Health Department Attn: Clara Garner Ph. 309.925.5511 ext.226 cgarner@tchd.net
  • Observed wood shelving in basement that is chipping. Repaint or replace.
  • Observed debris accumulation on the following surfaces/items: Cabinet underneath hand sink, Inside the ice machine, and the Soda machine in dining room. Wash, rinse, and sanitize these surfaces and ensure routine cleaning.
  • Toilet in women's restroom is broken and is constantly running. Repair.
  • Observed cracked tiles on floor by make line. Repair or replace.
  • Observed visible dust and debris on ceiling throughout kitchen. Clean.

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1 User Review:

Lucia Rodriguez

Added on Feb 24, 2019 6:33 PM
Visited on Feb 24, 2019 4:00 PM
Horrible service. Speakers weren't working in the drive-thru. Employee kept asking to repeat my order to the point where she had to come out of the resturant to ask me what i wanted. I was afraid who she was and almost felt attacked until i saw her headset. She had an attitude and instead we left because i felt like she would spit on our food. We come here often to buy churros but that's the last time we're visiting.
Would you recommend TACO JOHN'S to others? No
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