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Pregame hot wings rated in Restaurant Report Card

DENVER -- There is a big football game this weekend, so Restaurant Report Card turns its attention to hot spots for hot wings this week.

Woody’s Wings N Things and Gourmet Chinese

Tri-County Health Department inspectors cited the Westminster location for nine critical health code violations in November. The critical mistakes included:

  • Rodent droppings
  • No hot water sink
  • Food on floor
  • Raw beef stored next to veggies

“Yeah, we’ve corrected all the problems we had on all the violations," employee Sarry Pen said.

Woody’s Wings N Things and Gourmet Chinese is at 6817 Lowell Blvd. in Westminster.

Buffalo Wild Wings

The Aurora location in Southlands Mall failed with 11 critical violations cited during the last two unannounced inspections in November 2017 and 2016.

The issues included:

  • Employees washing hands for less than 20 seconds
  • Cheese, chicken and pork held too warm
  • Utensils soiled with food debris

“I’ll have to direct you to our media department. I’m not able to talk to you," a manager said.

Buffalo Wild Wings' media representative failed to return calls and emails.

Buffalo Wild Wings on Main Street in Aurora passed its follow-up inspection.

CD’s Wings

The “A” score goes to three-time winner CD's Wings in Westminster for two perfect inspections in a row.

“We’ve been in business a long time and customer safety is most important to us," owner Ryan Schwarz said. "So going through the checklist, having our managers double check what  our employees are doing ... that’s pretty much how we do things; checklists.

"I’d say it’s been pretty easy as long as you're following a check list and making sure your managers are following through checking up on employees, it’s pretty easy."

How restaurants appear on the Report Card

Restaurant Report Card features health inspections in the city and county of Denver, Jefferson County, Weld County, Broomfield and restaurants under the jurisdiction of the Tri-County Health Department. The Tri-County Health Department includes Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

An inspection is a “snapshot” of what is happening during the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a restaurant could have more or fewer violations than noted in an inspection. Also, at the time of an inspection, violations are recorded and can be corrected prior to the inspector leaving the restaurant. If violations are not corrected, a follow-up inspection is scheduled.

The criteria FOX31 Denver uses to give a restaurant a failing grade includes the evaluation of two unannounced inspections by county health inspectors. A failing restaurant must have five or four critical violations on their most recent regular inspection and five or four critical violations on the previous regular inspection. The restaurant may also fail for nine or ten or more violations in one inspection. Health inspectors may conduct critical or follow-up inspections, due to the number of critical violations found during a regular inspection. Those inspections may also be considered for our reports. We recognize restaurants with two regular inspections in a row, with no critical violations, by awarding them an A.

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