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      Food 4 Thought - 'Sonic's Got It,' 5-time dirty dining in Weslaco

      Sonic on 203 North Westgate is a Low Performer on Food 4 Thought for the 5th time.

      Well, It makes me not want to come back, said a grandmother, who did not want to be identified by name. It TMs because I expect good standards for good food.

      Dirty dining at Sonic dates back to 2005 on the program.

      What does management have to say?

      "You're gonna have to address anything to my media."

      The Food Patrol left a message with Sonic's crisis communications line in the afternoon on Wednesday.

      Despite a recording that indicates messages would be returned in about 30 minutes, the Food Patrol wasn TMt contacted by news time.

      The Food Patrol wants to know why the Sonic on Westgate Drive can't keep it clean.

      Here TMs a breakdown of previous reports about Sonic on Food 4 Thought:

      2005-- 24 demerits; a broken fridge.

      2007-- 39 demerits; mold in the ice machine

      2008"23 demerits; gnats and roaches

      2010"30 demerits; ants and rodent contamination

      2012"26 demerits; insect contamination.

      Kitchen cops said they found gnats on fruit and syrup used for drinks.

      Diana TMs Restaurant on 500 West Railroad in Weslaco was another low performer.

      The restaurant received 26 demerits for off temperature meat, no hairnets, missing labels and a cross contamination with meat.

      The business happened to be closed when the Food Patrol came around.

      The City of Progreso is on the map on Food 4 Thought with its first Top Performer of 2012. JR TMs Caf on 1002 North Business FM 1015 scored zero demerits on a health report.

      The achievement earned JR TMs their first Top Performer sticker from the Food Patrol.

      The restaurant is family run.

      Minerva Avalos says everyone takes great pride in what comes out of the kitchen.

      Not every restaurant has that, said Avalos. So we feel very proud to have it [sticker].

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      Weekly Low Performer List: (total # of demerits)

      WeslacoSonic 303 N Westgate (26) *5 Time Low Performer on F4T*Diana TMs 500 W Railroad (26) *Cross Contamination/Off Temp Meat*

      Weekly Top Performers: (0 demerits)

      ProgresoJR TMs Caf 1102 Bus FM 1015

      PharrTejas Restaurant 1308 Maco Dr

      PalmhurstTaco Rico 207 E 3 MileWendy TMs 4410 N ConwayJack in the Box Mile 3 & Conway

      BrownsvilleWhataburger 6100 FM 802Whataburger 2419 Boca Chica BlvdGorditas Azteca 2207 Central Blvd

      San JuanDairy Queen 800 W Bus 83El Pato FM 495 & Raul Longoria

      PalmviewWhataburger 2416 W Exp 83

      ElsaPizza Hut 709 E Edinburg

      McAllenLuby TMs 1215 S 10th St