Outback Steakhouse Closed After Inspectors Find Live Roaches
SPRING HILL – If you were planning to enjoy a Bloomin’ Onion at Outback Steakhouse this evening, you’ll probably need to make other plans.
Through an anonymous tip, RNRF learned that the Outback Steakhouse located at 4905 Commercial Way shut down immediately after opening for lunch. That same source tells RNRF that he was told by management that they “lost hot water.” Turns out there is a lot more the story and it has nothing to do with hot water.
According to a Health Inspection Report by Florida’s Division of Hotels and Restaurants, during an inspection of the restaurant today, inspectors located live roaches and at least 9 other code violations. The inspector reports finding 6 live roaches under a flat top, 5 on top of a wheel under a flat top, one under the dish machine drain, and one in a storage room. There were also several dead roached located in various locations.
Other less serious violations include a cook preparing food without a hair restraint, a long-haired cook only wearing a hat, and an accumulation of grease on a vent over the wait station.
We tried to speak with a restaurant manager but she was unable to comment on the situation and just provided a number for their corporate headquarters. We were unable to reach a representative with their Corporate office for comment.
As a result of the inspection, an emergency order of suspension was issued and the restaurant is now closed. It is unknown at this time when the restaurant will reopen.
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