Behind the Kitchen Door: Convenience store kitchen shut down, popular coffee shops need serious cleaning

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SAN ANTONIO – Health inspectors had to temporarily shut down a Northeast Side convenience store kitchen in October due to a lack of hot water, and two Jim’s restaurants were cited for being dirty and employees not using gloves, according to health inspection reports.

410 Corner Stop

The 410 Corner Stop, located in the 2300 block of Northeast Loop 410, was cited for numerous health violations, including eight repeat violations.

The same business was featured on Behind the Kitchen Door just five months ago when they had an 80. A new inspection in October resulted in a score of 71.

According to the inspector’s report, raw eggs were being stored in a bucket at room temperature, tomatoes inside a refrigerator had mold on them and there was more mold found inside the ice machine.

The kitchen’s biggest violation was not having hot water. Health inspectors immediately shut down the kitchen until repairs were made a few days later. The business is once again operating.

Jim’s Coffee Shop

The Jim’s Coffee Shop, located in the 8200 block of Marbach Road, was just featured on BKD in October when it got an 82. A new inspection in November resulted in a 76.

It appeared the inspector was following up on a complaint about rotten meat. The inspector didn’t find any rotten meat, but the business had to throw out chorizo found under a grill temping at 100 degrees. All of the food in a cooler next to the grill was also tossed in the trash because it was too warm.

There was bare-hand food contact by employees, the cooks weren’t wearing gloves and no one washed their hands during the inspection.

Employees were also seen pushing around dirty food water on the floor due to a clogged drain.

Daily inspections were ordered until all issues were resolved.

Jim’s Restaurant

The Jim’s Restaurant at Culebra and Loop 1604 returned with an 80, which was a slight improvement from the 76 it had when we featured it back in June.

They had numerous hand-washing violations, including a worker seen touching raw chicken then returning to cook other foods without washing their hands or changing gloves.

Another worker was caught eating while washing dishes.

The whole place needed a serious cleaning. The inspector noted they need to “intensify cleaning efforts,” including removing mold from the walls and food build-up and soils on the floors, walls, and ceiling.

Other scores

Scored 100

Ay Chiwawa! Mexican Cafe

1615 N FM 1604 E San Antonio, TX 78232

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Eggspectation

402 N 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78232

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Subway Sandwich Shop #4182

1621 Main Ave N San Antonio, TX 78212

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Taco Cabana #101

3310 San Pedro Ave San Antonio, TX 78212

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Whataburger #200

14543 Brook Hollow San Antonio, TX 78232

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Golden Corral #558

5071 Loop 410 NW San Antonio, TX 78229

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Fat Tuesday

7531 Bandera Rd San Antonio, TX 78238

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Halftime Pizza

7531 Bandera Rd San Antonio, TX 78238

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Mama’s Kitchen

504 Hildebrand W San Antonio, TX 78212

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Papi’s Barbacoa

8373 Culebra Rd San Antonio, TX 78251


Scored in the 90s

Rios Barbacoa Express

7870 Culebra Rd San Antonio, TX 78251

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Martinez Barbacoa & Tamales

728 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio, TX 78201

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Edible Arrangements

13410 US HWY 281 N San Antonio, TX 78216

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Taco Cabana #157

5115 Rigsby Ave San Antonio, TX 78220

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Bill Miller BBQ #18

5122 Rigsby Ave San Antonio, TX 78222

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Wendy’s # 1044

111 WW White Rd N San Antonio, TX 78219

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Stout House

9218 Potranco Rd San Antonio, TX 78245

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Pizza Hut #139233

1749 Loop 410 SW San Antonio, TX 78227

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Kai Japanese Sushi Restaurant

2535 Loop 410 NW San Antonio, TX 78230

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Burger King

6170 IH 10 E San Antonio, TX 78219

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Starbucks #23900

12055 Vance Jackson San Antonio, TX 78230

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Longhorn Cafe

6626 W 1604 N San Antonio, TX 78250


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About the Authors:

Tim Gerber is an investigative reporter and anchor on the KSAT Defenders team.

Dale Keller is senior news photographer at KSAT-12.