East Side restaurant cited for roach infestation

Up to Code

A bug infestation forced the health department to shut down an East Side Columbus takeout.

We track down one of your tips. And we’re honoring a popular family Chinese restaurant with the coveted NBC 4 Up To Code Award.

First thing’s first. NBC 4 Investigator Tom Sussi checks out a viewer tip.

The viewer texted Sussi a picture of a sign he said he took Tuesday at the Long John Silver’s/A&W restaurant at 4670 W. Broad St. The sign read: “Dining room temporarily closed due to internal issue. Please use drive-thru!”

A worker told Sussi they shut down the dining room because they were short-staffed.

“We had two people in here yesterday running the entire store,” he said. “We’ve been having issues with our management. We’ve gone through a recent change.”

There you have it; mystery solved.

Now, over to 5 Stars takeout, 2768 E. 5th Ave. 

On Sept. 27, the Columbus Public Health Department issued them a cease and desist order. The issue, according to inspectors? An infestation of cockroaches. The East Side takeout re-opened the following day and remains under close monitoring.

This week’s coveted NBC 4 Up To Code Award goes to the Rice Bowl, 2300 S. High St.

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