Yuk. Don’t read this while eating. NYC health inspectors have shut down more than 100 locations of fast food chains in the last five years for health violations. The worst offender is Subway, with 55 shut-downs. Kennedy Fried Chicken franchises came in second with 31 closures, Dunkin’ Donuts had 23, Crown Fried Chicken had 22, and Golden Krust rounded out the infamous top five with 20. Other chains with stores that have been closed 10 or more times include McDonald’s, Blimpie and Domino’s Pizza. Read more in the NY Daily News article, which had to sue under the Freedom of Information Act to get some of the statistics.
- NYCOTC Consumer Beware — It’s important to pay attention to the cleanliness grade scores which have to be posted in the window of restaurants. Look for an “A” or “B” grade. And if there’s no grade posted, it’s because they don’t want you to know, including because they are in the process of cleaning up their act from a failing to a passing grade.