Food 4 Thought - Buffet of demerits at Weslaco Golden Corral

The food choices at Golden Corral in Weslaco may be plentiful, but so are the demerits on a recent initial health inspection report.

The restaurant on 300 West Expressway 83 scored 48 demerits.

A public complaint about cold food and a dirty restaurant sparked the city check up.

Inspectors found off temperature food, expired fish and chicken, a cross contamination of foods and dirty kitchen conditions.

Golden Corral TMs kitchen manager, Michael Ortiz, didn TMt hide what sparked the problems when the Food Patrol came looking for answers into the dirty dining.

Ryan: Why did it take the health dept. to get it cleaned up?

Michael: We have different issues with new employees| training is key| so we did a lot of changes in the store| we changed employees and retrained the people.

The quick changes paid off.

A reinspection at the restaurant turned up just 8 demerits.

Click on the video link to watch the good, the bad and the dirty dining in this week TMs Food 4 Thought.

Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

BrownsvilleElia TMs Caf 1104 E 14th St (24) *Expired Mayo, Evidence of Rodents/Animals*

WeslacoGolden Corral 300 W Exp 83 (48, 8) *Off Temp. Food, Expired Food, Dirty Equipment*

Weekly Top Performer List: (0 demerits)

Los FresnosWild Blue BBQ 31230 Hwy 100

WeslacoBuffalo Wild Wings 1909 W Exp 83

BrownsvilleKFC 7284 Padre Island Hwy

EdinburgWhataburger 1717 E University DrChurch TMs 3469 Hwy 281Domino TMs 1522 W University DrMcDonald TMs 1605 E University Dr

McAllenKumori 4500 N 10th St

San JuanEl Rancho Grande 107 W Nebraska

HarlingenJason TMs Deli 2224 S 77Sonny TMs Fish Fry 317 N 13th StLogan TMs 2809 W Business 83Whataburger 1522 E HarrisonLas Tres Palmas 421 W Jackson