Columbus Long John Silver’s, Church’s Chicken receive warnings after failed inspections

Up to Code

One serves chicken. The other dishes out seafood.

The pair of popular fast food chains share something in common. The Franklin County Public Health Department recently warned both of them to clean up their act.

Church’s Chicken at 4488 East Main Street, and Long John Silver’s at 4670 West Broad Street, had what’s called an administrative hearing with the health department. In these cases, health officials want to know how a restaurant plans to address the violations and get back Up To Code.

Over the past three months, Long John Silver’s had three inspections for a total of 54 violations, 16 of them critical.

Inspectors uncovered containers of fish in the walk-in freezer that, according to health inspectors, held at 47 degrees. State law requires cold foods to be held at 41 or below. They also found a container of rice holding at an unsafe temperature.

Both the fish and rice were voluntarily discarded.

Health officials said the restaurant needs a“comprehensive and thorough cleaning.”

Over the past three months, Church’s Chicken had four inspections for a total of 35 violations, seven of them critical. According to health inspectors, an overall lack of maintenance and cleaning are the major issues.

If these two restaurants fail to take care of the violations and get back Up To Code, it’s possible they could be brought before the Board of Health, which could suspend or revoke its food license.

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