Caught on camera: Burger King busted with shocking kitchen conditions

Dirty Dining at Burger King

A filthy kitchen is not what Food Patrol fans think about when Burger King says "have it your way." The fast food restaurant on 7411 Padre Island Highway scored 26 demerits during a late November inspection. The violations included live roaches on countertops and equipment, as shown on inspector photographs obtained by the Food Patrol. Other city photos show dirty floors, dirty equipment, uncovered bacon and areas with obvious cleanliness concerns. A McDonald's in Edinburg isn't keeping it clean. The restaurant on 2120 West University Drive is busted with roaches. The insects turn up alive during an inspection following a public complaint, according to a city report. Pest control is called in and the inspector says the roach problem at McDonald's appears to be taken care of. Los Mismos Tacos Al Pastor on 525 North 23rd Street in McAllen is the dirtiest this week on Food 4 Thought with 28 demerits on a November inspection. What's not on the menu? An inspection shows improper thawing of shrimp and fish, no hairnets on some employees, a cross-contamination with beef and poultry together, no certified food manager on duty as required and an expired health permit. The Food Patrol is given permission to look around. Once again, a manager isn't seen on site. Action 4's Ryan Wolf asks a worker if any corrections have been made. "We're working on it," a woman identified as Carmen said. This week's featured top performer with a zero demerit health inspection report is Stars Drive-In on 204 West Dicker Road in Pharr. The drive-in has 6 stickers from previous perfect health inspection reports. Manager Antonia Salinas says lucky number 7 will only continue to motivate her staff. "It's going to make us clean even more," she said. You know what the Food Patrol says to that--"keep it clean!"

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Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

BrownsvilleBurger King 7411 Padre Island Hwy (26) *Roaches, Flies, Uncovered Bacon*

McAllenLos Mismos Tacos Al Pastor 525 N 23rd (28) *Cross-Contamination, Expired Permit*

EdinburgMcDonald TMs 2120 W University Dr *Live Roaches*

Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

PharrStars 204 W Dicker

BrownsvilleSubway 4990 N Frontage RdSubway 5015 Paredes LineWendy TMs 4385 N Exp 77Church TMs 4395 N Exp 77

Rio Grande CityLos Regios 1401 W Main St

AlamoPollito Y Vaquita 511 N Alamo Rd

SPID TM Pizza Joint 2413 Padre BlvdThe Chef House 1500 Gulf Blvd

McAllenChicken Now 2200 S 10th