Wichita KS restaurant & hotel inspections: Feb 27-Mar 5 2022 | The Wichita Eagle Wichita inspections: No hot water, blocked sink, pizza in T-shirt bags, trashy room


By Amy Renee Leiker


Ten businesses including several restaurants, a brewery, a bakery, a gas station and a discount department store failed their Kansas Department of Agriculture food and lodging safety inspections between Feb. 27 and March 5, a check of inspection results for Sedgwick County establishments shows.

Information about the businesses and violations, compiled March 9, appears below with a summary of the problems inspectors noted on their reports. More details, including specific violation descriptions and survey dates, are posted in The Eagle’s searchable database of non-compliant restaurant and hotel inspections at www.kansas.com/databases.

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More than 70 businesses surveyed over the past two weeks passed their inspections with few or no violations. You can see those at www.foodsafety.kda.ks.gov/FoodSafety/Web/Inspection/PublicInspectionSearch.aspx.

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

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 or when a problem can’t be fixed right away, such as plumbing issues and pest infestations.

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

Wichita KS restaurant & hotel inspections: Feb 27-Mar 5 2022 | The Wichita Eagle Wichita inspections: No hot water, blocked sink, pizza in T-shirt bags, trashy room

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

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Bella Luna Cafe, 2132 N. Rock Road Ste. 107 in Wichita — Seven violations on March 1. They include thawing fish improperly, a dented tomato can, containers of raw beef stored above beer and wine in cooler, raw chicken stored above raw fish in cooler, butter wasn’t cold enough, no equipment for testing sanitizer strength, dirty containers. Next inspection: March 11.

The Bunnery, 1025 W. 29th St. N. in Wichita — One violation on March 1 over its use of shredded cheddar cheese on baked bread. The company is supposed to obtain an evaluation to determine whether any risk exists treating the bread as a shelf-stable product. Next inspection: March 31.

Central Standard Brewing, 156 S. Greenwood in Wichita — One violation on March 2 for not having a hand-washing sink accessible and near the brew house. Next inspection: April 1.

Don Nacho’s Catering and Food Trailer, 2433 N. Burns Ave. in Wichita — Four violations on March 2. They include meat and rice not stored at safe temperatures, produce and dairy products not stored at safe temperatures, no testing equipment for sanitizer, employee didn’t sanitize tongs, no hot water anywhere in trailer. Next inspection: March 12.

Gambino’s Pizza, 408 N. Baltimore in Derby — Eight violations on Feb. 28. They include storing raw eggs on top of lettuce, pizzas on buffet weren’t kept hot enough, chicken wings and pasta weren’t labeled with preparation dates, keto-friendly pizza crusts were stored in plastic T-shirt sacks instead of food-grade containers, food thermometer didn’t work, no testing supplies for sanitizer, plumbing issue, residential-grade insecticide stored on site. Next inspection: March 10.

Jump Start, 911 E. 53st St. North in Park City — Four violations on March 2. They include dead batteries in probe-style food thermometer, no testing equipment for sanitizer, grass and debris in storage building air vent, unlabeled container of chemical. Next inspection: March 12.

New Good Fortune, 10410 W. Maple, Ste. 110 in Wichita — Five violations on March 1. They include raw chicken stored above bowl of vegetables in cooler, chicken cooling at room temperature, garlic and oil wasn’t stored at safe temperature, probe-style food thermometer didn’t work, hand-washing sink blocked by tubs. Next inspection: March 11.

Puerto El Triunfo Restaurant, 1714 E. Northern St. in Wichita — Two violations on March 1 for raw pork stored above salsa in cooler, raw eggs stored above tortillas, dirty containers. Next inspection: May 1.

Rene’s Restaurant, 677 Eisenhower in Wichita — Nine violations on March 1. They include fried chicken stored at room temperature, cooked pork wasn’t kept hot enough, container of ham and salsa verde weren’t labeled with opening or preparation dates, mislabeled containers of chili rellenos, no probe-style food thermometer on site, no hot water at basement hand-washing sink, no soap in bathroom, no paper towels at basement sink, no signs posted telling employees to wash hands after using restroom, food and trash debris in storage room. Next inspection: March 11.

Ross Dress for Less, 2441 N. Maize Road in Wichita — One violation on Feb. 28 for not having hot water in bathrooms. Next inspection: March 10.


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Amy Renee Leiker
twitterfacebookemailphone316-268-6644Amy Renee Leiker has been reporting for The Wichita Eagle since 2010. She covers crime, courts and breaking news and updates the newspaper’s online databases. She’s a mom of three and loves to read in her non-work time. Reach her at 316-268-6644 or at aleiker@wichitaeagle.com.