regularly inspects food service establishments throughout St. Charles County, except for within limits of St. Peters.
Businesses are inspected one to four times a year or after public complaints. "Lower-risk" places, like gas-stations that serve pre-packaged foods, are inspected less often than "higher-risk" places, like a restaurant, said Doug Bolnick, spokesman for the health department.
The establishments begin with a score of 100 and points are deducted based on the severity of problems observed. According to the department's website, a low score does not mean the restaurant was unsafe on the day of the inspection.
"A place could have just one deficiency that garners a relatively 'high' score out of 100, but that the problem is so critical, it forces immediate action – while another may have two or three non-critical deficiencies that would give that provider a lower total score," said Bolnick.
Below, see the inspection scores for restaurants in the O'Fallon area between July 1 and Sept. 30. Check back with O'Fallon Patch next week for more local restaurant's scores. To look up other scores, visit the health deparment's Food Inspection page.Restaurant
Score Smoke Free?
38 O'Fallon Square
9000 Veteran's Memorial Pkwy
Fritz's Frozen Custard
2453 Highway K
Mobil On the Run
3000 Highway K
92 Y Little Caesar's Pizza
2438 Highway K
8636 Mexico Rd.
93 Y First Baptist Christian Academy
8750 Veteran's Memorial Pkwy96 Y McGurk's Public House
108 S. Main St.
88 Y McDonald's
101 McDonalds Ln.
86 Y Happy Wok
2942 Highway K98 Y Crazy Bowls and Wraps
2119 Highway K90 Y Applebee's
1377 Highway K93 Y Taco Bell and Pizza Hut 603 South Main St. 87 Y