Sonic Drive-In, 4889 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations



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Restaurant: Sonic Drive-In
Address: 4889 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Phone: (757) 456-0492
Total inspections: 16
Last inspection: Oct 1, 2009

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Violation code

Inspection Date

Inspection Type

Critical violations

Non-Critical violations

Details / Comments

  • 3240 - Handwashing facilities are unclean and not maintained
  • 1900 - Critical When tested, a high concentration of chemical sanitizer was found in the sanitize basin.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical Repeat Sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, lemons and limes cold holding at improper temperatures
  • 1770 C - Repeat Observed accumulations of dust, dirt, food residue or other debris on the following nonfood-food contact surfaces: Vents, 50/50 containers, shake machine, prep refrigerator, beverage tubing nozzles and ice machine.
  • 3180 - Floors, walls and ceilings of facility is noted in need of cleaning.
October 01, 2009Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical In use drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0820 A 2 - Critical Food items on top of the prep unit are cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1580 - The cutting boards throughout the kitchen are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the door gaskets has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2260 - Critical Observed the pre-wash spray hose extend below the flood rim level of the sink basin at the 3-vat sink.
  • 3200 - Vent filters in the hood system are not being maintained in a clean condition.
  • 3260 - Employees are not using the dressing rooms, designated area or lockers provided.
September 25, 2008Routine35Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. February 07, 2008Follow-up00Details / Comments
  • 0470 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Unwrapped or uncovered food in the freezer.
  • 0690 - Corrected During Inspection Bag of ice in frozen dessert mix.
  • 0820 2 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Frozen dessert mix cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1450 - Frozen dessert machine is not maintaining potentially hazardous foods 41F or below.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: can-opener and milk shake stirrer..
January 31, 2008Routine32Details / Comments
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 0660 - Condiments are not stored or dispensed in a manner to prevent contamination.
  • 1400 - The lowboy up front is not properly sloped to eliminate pooling water.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the lowboys are damaged and there is a build up grime and debris.
  • 1580 - The cutting boards are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1770 A - Critical The following equipment food-contact surfaces were observed soiled to sight and touch: the floors of the walk in refrigerator and the bottoms of the lowboys.
  • 1780 - Critical Repeat Surfaces of the ice machine was in contact with non-potentially hazardous food items that were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
July 16, 2007Routine25Details / Comments
  • 1780 - Critical Surfaces of the ice machine was in contact with non-potentially hazardous food items that were observed soiled with accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 2260 - Critical Repeat Backflow or backsiphonage prevention device not available on threaded faucet as required by law.
  • 3080 - Less than 10 foot candles of light was noted in the walk-in freezer.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 3260 - Repeat Employees are not using the dressing rooms or lockers provided.
January 22, 2007Routine23Details / Comments
  • 0240 - Employees observed working in the food service area without proper hair restraints.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) food with their bare hands. Cup without handle stored in frozen dessert topping.
  • 0480 - Unlabeled oil containers.
  • 0820 - Critical Cheese cold holding at improper temperatures.
  • 2260 - Critical Backflow or backsiphonage prevention device not available on threaded faucet as required by law.
  • 2720 - Grease receptacle was open or uncovered.
  • 2730 - Repeat The refuse container used to store refuse has no drain plug.
  • 2740 - Repeat Trash and spilled grease were observed adjacent to the refuse container outside the facility.
  • 3270 - Critical Methods are not being used to control pests. Flies evident in food prep areas.
August 03, 2006Routine45Details / Comments
  • 1570 - Ice build-up on floor of walk-in freezer and on some boxes of food. Was observed in a condition that prevents necessary maintenance and easy cleaning.
  • 2730 - The refuse container used to store refuse/recyclables has no drain plug.
  • 2740 - Grease on dumpster pad around grease container.
  • 3180 - Repeat Ceiling tiles not clean above clean storage near 3 compartment sink. Walk-in refrigerator floor not clean.
  • 3260 - Repeat Coats and jackets on top of food bags.
January 24, 2006Routine05Details / Comments
  • 0200 - Employees wearing jewelry on their arms and hands while preparing food.
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0820 - Critical Frozen dessert mix cold holding at improper temperatures. Advised not to use until repaired.
  • 1570 - The door gasket of the icecream refrigerator is damaged.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the refrigerator gasket has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3180 - Walk-in refrigerator floor and walk-in freezer floor noted in need of cleaning.
  • 3260 - Corrected During Inspection Employees are not using the dressing rooms or lockers provided. Clothing hanging against boxes of single service food containers.
July 13, 2005Routine26Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Hotdog hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1580 - Repeat The cutting board(s) are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the shake mixer has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3380 - Critical Repeat Quaternary ammonium solution being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010. Is over 500 ppm quats.
March 15, 2005Routine32Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Repeat In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils.
  • 0820 - Corrected During Inspection Critical Hotdog hot holding at improper temperatures.
  • 1580 - Repeat The cutting board(s) are heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 1800 - The nonfood contact surface of the shake mixer has accumulations of grime and debris.
  • 3380 - Critical Repeat Quaternary ammonium solution being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010. Is over 500 ppm quats.
March 15, 2005Routine32Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. Corrected.
  • 3380 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010 Corrected.
  • 1570 - Lid to bulk ingredient was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged. New one has been ordered.
  • 1580 - Repeat The cutting board(s) along the icecream area heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 0190 - Food employee with artificial nails or fingernail decorations other than nail polish observed handling exposed food.
  • 0380 - Critical Food from damaged packaging offered for sale or service. Several cans dented along top or bottom seal.. Corrected.
December 09, 2004Routine33Details / Comments
  • 0220 - Critical In use open drinking containers stored in a manner that may contaminate food, food contact surfaces or utensils. Corrected.
  • 3380 - Critical Chlorine sanitizing solution being applied to food contact surfaces does not meet the requirements of 21 CFR 178.1010 Corrected.
  • 1570 - Lid to bulk ingredient was observed in a state of disrepair and damaged. New one has been ordered.
  • 1580 - Repeat The cutting board(s) along the icecream area heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
  • 0190 - Food employee with artificial nails or fingernail decorations other than nail polish observed handling exposed food.
  • 0380 - Critical Food from damaged packaging offered for sale or service. Several cans dented along top or bottom seal.. Corrected.
December 09, 2004Routine33Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) foods (lettuce, tomatoes & toppings) with their bare hands.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 1580 - The cutting board use to cut fruit at along the "fountain" area is heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
September 03, 2004Routine13Details / Comments
  • 0570 - Wiping cloths improperly stored between use.
  • 0450 - Critical Employees observed handling ready-to-eat (RTE) foods (lettuce, tomatoes & toppings) with their bare hands.
  • 3220 - Mops not hung up to air dry.
  • 1580 - The cutting board use to cut fruit at along the "fountain" area is heavily scratched and scored. The food contact surface is no longer easily cleaned and sanitized due to condition.
September 03, 2004Routine13Details / Comments
No violation noted during this evaluation. July 26, 2004Routine00Details / Comments

October 01, 2009 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction.

September 25, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Discussed violations with the operator.

February 07, 2008 (Follow-up)

Comments:
Follow-up to check on frozen dessert machine. Frozen dessert is being maintained below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ice is being used to hold product at proper temperature. Machine part needed to repair machine is on order. Continue to log time and temperature of frozen dessert mix.

January 31, 2008 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Frozen dessert machine is not holding mix below 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Time will be used to control the dessert mix. Dessert mix must be discarded within 6 hours. Maintenance has been contacted to repair machine. Violations discussed for correction.

July 16, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Discussed violations with the operator.

January 22, 2007 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction.

August 03, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed for correction.

January 24, 2006 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
No critical violations noted. Permit which is posted is not current. Will send duplicate. No certified food manager present. Both are out today, one due to illness. Recommend additional. Certified food managers need to be registered with Virginia Beach Health Dept. with Va. Beach certificate.

July 13, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Advised certified food managers must be registered with Virginia Beach Health Dept. Critical violations must be corrected immediately.

March 15, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations discussed for immediate correction. Please check to see if lights are fry station are coated. Could not determine when lights were on and hot.

March 15, 2005 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations discussed for immediate correction. Please check to see if lights are fry station are coated. Could not determine when lights were on and hot.

December 09, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations corrected. Operator will keep proof of certification at store. Glass lights in hold holding area do not appear to be shielded or coated. Operator will check on this and obtain specs. by next inspection.

December 09, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Critical violations corrected. Operator will keep proof of certification at store. Glass lights in hold holding area do not appear to be shielded or coated. Operator will check on this and obtain specs. by next inspection.

September 03, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed; critical violation corrected.

September 03, 2004 (Routine)


Violations: Comments:
Violations discussed; critical violation corrected.

July 26, 2004 (Routine)

Comments:
Opening inspection 1) Seal wood on board (used to hand letters for signage) 2)Note: all equipment has been installed in locations as shown on plans. Ensure that all refrigerators are capable of maintaining foods at 41 F or below. 3) Chemical test strips needed for chlorine sanitizer. Permit Issued.

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