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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ocala Denny’s, McDonalds, Popeyes all receive health inspection warnings

Multiple fast and casual dining restaurants across Ocala received food health inspection warnings during the latest round of inspections by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. 

Denny’s, McDonalds, and Popeyes were all issued warnings this month for a collection of basic, intermediate, and high priority violations.

Denny’s, which is located at 3801 W Silver Springs Boulevard, was issued a warning for a total of 11 violations during an inspection on Thursday, July 8. The restaurant received two high priority violations, including one for storing cold food at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. 

The McDonald’s located at 2095 SW Highway 484 received a high priority violation for live, small flying insects found in the kitchen and food preparation areas. The report indicates that corrective action was taken onsite, including the manager killing eleven of the flying insects. 

Popeyes, which is located at 2175 SW Highway 484, received six violations, including a high priority violation for twenty flying insects in the kitchen area. The restaurant also had five basic violations, including standing water in the floor drain.

Multiple restaurants have been temporarily closed over the past month across the county, with many others receiving warnings.

Earlier this month, a Zaxby’s in south Ocala was temporarily closed after a failed health inspection. The same week, China Max in Belleview was temporarily closed for a rodent issue.

In June, both Bank Street Patio Bar and J Rocks Pizzeria were temporarily closed after failed health inspections. It was J Rocks Pizzeria’s second failed health inspection in a three-month period.