Rodent droppings 'too numerous to count' at Boston Juicy Jerk

State inspector visits Lauderhill restaurant 4 times since Dec. 29


PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – An inspector with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has been to Boston Juicy Jerk four times since Dec. 29.

State records show the restaurant was ordered shut due to roach and rodent issues Dec. 29.

When an inspectors showed up the next day for a re-inspection, records show,  the roach and rodent issues were still visible.

Records show an inspector showed up again Jan. 2 and the roach issue still existed.

The restaurant was finally allowed to re-open Jan. 5.

Boston Juicy Jerk was the only restaurant in Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe counties ordered shut last week.

Below is a list of some of the violations.

Boston Juicy Jerk

5530 W. Oakland Park Blvd.


23 Violations

"Rodent activity present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Too numerous to count on shelves in dry storage. Too numerous to count underneath front counter cabinets."

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. Approximately 20 behind cabinets in kitchen by microwave; approximately 30 inside open box of pancake mix; approximately 15 on shelves of dry storage near mop sink; one live roach in mop sink; dry storage room with beverages 2 alive; hallway to the water heater dry storage 2 alive; make restroom 1 alive roach; 1 alive roach in female restroom; 1 alive roach in restroom hallway."

"Objectionable odors in bathroom. Both restrooms have a bad sewer like odor."

"Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous (time/temperature control for safety) food due to temperature abuse. 4 patties at 116 degrees, plantains 114 degrees, salt fish 110 degrees, snapper 52 degrees."

"Food stored on floor. Beverages and boxes of canned cake stored in hallway leading to water heater storage room. Food stored on floor of walk in cooler- bananas and avocado."

"Food stored in a location that is exposed to splash/dust. Chicken stored on floor underneath hand sink."

"Cardboard used on floor as anti-slip measure not replaced every day or when heavily soiled, whichever comes first. At the 3 compartment sink and in the water cooler storage room."

"Dead roaches on premises. Approximately 75 dead roaches observed underneath the front line cabinets; 1 dead by the rolled silverware on the front line; 1 dead by the to go boxes on the front line; approximately 7 dead in the hallway to the hot water heater storage; approximately 10 dead in the water heater storage room; approximately 15 dead behind the water cooler; 3 dead by the mop sink; 1 dead in food storage bucket."

"Pesticide/insecticide labeled for household use only present in establishment. Can of raid stored with other chemicals."