Golden Spatula Winner: Daily Phoenix, 650 Cherokee Lane, West Columbia

Hall of Fame:

  • Wingate, 8300 Two Notch Rd. Columbia- 100%
  • King's Kid Creations, 1629 Bluff Rd. Columbia- 100%
  • Taqueria Mexicano, 301A Batesburg Hwy. Saluda- 99%


Restaurant 44, 2120 Pond Branch Rd. Gilbert- 94-A

  • Rodent droppings in the bread storage area. The report says Restaurant 44 has hired a new pest control company.
  • Follow-up: October 21

Takosushi, 1115 Assembly St. Columbia- 98-A

Low Scores:

Checkers #3355, 1301 Broad St. Sumter- 81-B

  • Having flies and signs of rodents inside the facility
  • Some vegetables were not held at proper cold temperatures
  • Shelving has a greasy build up
  • Follow-up: October 27

Tonella's Pizza Kitchen, 1349 Dutch Fork Rd. Irmo- 82-B

  • Employees were seen touching ready to eat food items with bare hands
  • Not holding proper hot temperatures
  • Follow-up: October 27