I want to know, and then again, maybe I don't wanna know.

Thank God for the Alabama Health Department and the work they do to check on our food establishments. If not for them, we would never know what's going on.

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One positive for the restaurant industry of Alabama and West Alabama, only a few places made the list this time. So, that's a good thing.

The recent Summer 2022 health department ratings/scores mention several establishments I have frequented in West Alabama.

As well as many others across the state of Alabama.

Maybe you have visited these as well.

Below is a list of some food establishments and lodging facilities I have chosen to highlight.  All of the inspections were done in the last 60-90 days. The "enforcement actions" are also listed and according to the health dept., these are typically corrected so the establishment can reopen within a few hours.

Here's the list of Food Establishments from the Alabama Dept. of Public Health.

I have highlighted a few in West Alabama.

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
190 Vaughan Lane
Pell City, AL 35125
Purpose: Unsecured grease trap man hole cover

Zaxby's Hartselle
351 Highway 31 NW
Hartselle, AL 35640
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Thai Basil Sushi II
1402 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Purpose: Roof leak from the ventilation hood onto the stove and inadequate refrigeration

Mike's Gas & Grocery
4435 Lee Road 166
Opelika, AL 36804
Purpose: Sewage backing up into the establishment

88 Buffet
6125 University Drive, Suite D1
Huntsville, AL 35806
Purpose: Unsecured grease trap man hole cover

Panda Express #2774
3777 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL 36303
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Triple A Convenience Store
22197 County Road 87 Unit-A
Robertsdale, AL 36567
Purpose: Sewage backup into the establishment due to a septic tank in disrepair

Cream & Cones
2152B Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
Purpose: Complete lack of water

Shopper Stop #118
4001 Wallace Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
Purpose: Sewage was overflowing from the grease trap, running through the parking lot, down the street, and into a storm drain

31 Market
18354 US Highway 31 South
Hope Hull, AL 36043
Purpose: Unsecured grease trap man hole cover

The Gridiron
201 South 3rd Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
Purpose: Inspection score of less than 60

McDonald's of Atmore
1414 South Main Street
Atmore, AL 36502
Purpose: Unsecured grease trap man hole cover

Taste of India
17782 Highway 17 North
York, AL 36925
Purpose: Roach infestation

Bruster's Ice Cream
10684 Chantilly Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36117
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Pizza Hut #4409
259 French Farms Boulevard
Athens, AL 35611
Purpose: Sewage overflowing in the kitchen from a damaged grease interceptor

Cajun Bistro Cafe & Express
1905 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
Purpose: Inspection score of less than 60

Costa's Mediterranean Cafe
3443 Lorna Road
Hoover, AL 35216
Purpose: Roach infestation

Shark's Fish & Chicken
4100 Norman Bridge Road
Montgomery, AL 36105
Purpose: Inadequate refrigeration for the operation

Church's Chicken
1164 East Andrews Avenue
Ozark, AL 36360
Purpose: Seage backup into the kitchen

Pizza Hut #36061
2246 Winchester Road NE, Suite 308
Huntsville, AL 35811
Purpose: Sewage backup into the kitchen and inoperable toilets

Captain D's #3627
1014 South Eufaula Avenue
Eufaula, AL 36027
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Asuka Buffet
1100 Skyland Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Purpose: Inspection score of less than 60

Patel Food Mart #1
847 Lafayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274
Purpose: Gross insanitary conditions including a roof leak, complete lack of hot water, extensive remodeling, and no warewashing sink

Healthy Nutrition
3801 A Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Purpose: Gnat and fly infestation

Zen Asia
965 Highway 80 West
Demopolis, AL 36732
Purpose: Lack of adequate refrigeration

McDonald's of Loxley #14888
12593 North Hickory Street
Loxley, AL 36551
Purpose: Multiple roof leaks throughout the kitchen

Captain D's
1104 Glenn Boulevard
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Dodge City Shell
233 AL Highway 69 South
Hanceville, AL 35077
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Blue Crab Trading Co
9091 US Highway 90, B-2 Unit 2
Irvington, AL 36544
Purpose: Operating without a food permit

Clean Fuels
3020 Noccalula Parkway
Attalla, AL 35954
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Carlitos Mexican Grill
8844 Minnie Brown Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
Purpose: Inspection score of less than 60

IHOP #4432
724 Skyland Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Purpose: Roach infestation

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