Ruby Tuesday’s on Chestnut St. Closed Because of Fruit Flies and Mouse Feces

philly.com1625 Chestnut St.

10 violations, 4 serious

Cleaned dishes were found with food debris on them; old and fresh mouse droppings were seen behind the bar cabinets and behind the double oven in the kitchen; fruit flies were in the kitchen; ham, oranges, cheese and hard boiled eggs were held at improper temperatures; loose packets of rodenticides in the cabinet in the bar area, were not labeled by the manufacturer for food facility usage; the paper towel dispenser at the handwash sink in the bar area was empty; the floor tiles in the kitchen were in need of regrouting; the hood filters had an accumulation of static dust and grease; common bowls or food containers without handles were in direct contact with bulk food ingredients.

Due to imminent health hazards observed during this inspection, the establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Dec. 28.

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit, mostly because I used to work down the street from that Ruby Tuesdays and had a loottttt of coworkers that used to frequent that place. Clearly that manager didn’t give two shits about a clean restaurant, people don’t ask for to much when going out to dine on some cheap apps and drinks…but fruit flies and mouse shit might be one of the things they don’t really want near their food and drinks.

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