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Restaurant inspections: Fresh mouse feces and urine, no hot water, old sauce in Wichita KS

Wichita Eagle - 11/14/2022

Nov. 14—Six Wichita-area restaurants and other businesses were deemed out of compliance during Kansas Department of Agriculture food safety and lodging inspections conducted Oct. 30 to Nov. 5.

Information about the Sedgwick County businesses and their violations, compiled Nov. 11, appears below with a summary of the problems inspectors noted on their reports. More details are posted in The Eagle's searchable database of non-compliant restaurant and hotel inspections at

Business owners who want to clarify or comment on out-of-compliance inspection results can contact Eagle reporter Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or Comments will be added to online stories. Businesses are listed alphabetically at the end of this article.

More than 50 businesses surveyed Oct. 30 to Nov. 5 passed their inspections with few or no violations. You can see those at

Failing an inspection doesn't necessarily mean a business has to close; that's rare. Most violations are minor and are corrected immediately during an inspection.

Businesses fall out of compliance with state rules when they have too many violations or certain types of problems that can increase the risk of a customer contracting a food-borne illness and also when a problem can't be fixed right away, such as pest and plumbing issues.

When a business fails, it's usually inspected again within 10 days.

To complain about conditions anywhere that serves or sells food to the public, email or call 785-564-6767.

Recent out-of-compliance inspections

All American Dave's, 1551 N. Rock Road in Wichita — Seven violations during a Nov. 2 follow-up inspection. Cited for not labeling package of smoked turkey with opening date, foods in refrigeration including chicken and cheese weren't cold enough, frozen meals awaiting shipping were out of refrigeration long enough that they started thawing, wrong date on deli ham package, old bang bang sauce, several items were incorrectly dated including ranch and spaghetti and vegetables, plumbing issue, fresh mouse droppings and urine under display case at service counter and along plumbing fixtures, business was vacuum packaging individual meals without proper approval. Next inspection: Jan. 1.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1245 N. Rock Road in Derby — Four violations during a Nov. 2 routine inspection. Cited over mashed potatoes that weren't kept hot enough, refrigerated foods including chicken and queso dip weren't cold enough, probe thermometer "was soiled with an unknown red food residue," rodent droppings on floor behind ice bin and inside electrical panel cabinet near office. Next inspection: Nov. 12.

Best Western Plus Wichita West, 3800 W. Kellogg Dr. in Wichita — Four violations during a Nov. 2 inspection that was a follow-up to an administrative order. Cited over water not getting hot enough at sinks, employee didn't rinse dish before sanitizing, no paper towels at kitchen hand-washing sink. Next inspection: Jan. 2.

Chick-Fil-A, 10515 W. 21st St. in Wichita — One violation during a Nov. 1 routine inspection. Cited over water that wasn't hot enough at women's bathroom sink. Next inspection: Nov. 11.

Sam's Club, 3084 N. Maize Road in Wichita — One violation during a Nov. 1 routine inspection. Cited for not having hot-enough water at bathroom sinks. Next inspection: Nov. 11.

Target, 2727 N. Maize Road in Wichita — One violation during a Nov. 4 routine inspection. Cited over water that wasn't hot enough at bathroom sinks. Next inspection: Nov. 14.


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