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Roaches raise concern at Papa John’s Pizza restaurant in Pembroke Pines

Local 10 News viewer’s photo at restaurant prompts inspection

Inspectors closed a Papa John's in Pembroke Pines.
Inspectors closed a Papa John's in Pembroke Pines. (LOCAL 10 NEWS VIEWER)

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A state inspector was sent to a Papa John’s Pizza in Pembroke Pines after a picture of a roach infestation was sent to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The picture was also sent to Local 10 News.

Inspectors closed a Papa John's in Pembroke Pines.
Inspectors closed a Papa John's in Pembroke Pines. (LOCAL 10 NEWS VIEWER)

It shows roaches in an oven used to cook pizza.

When the inspector showed up, he found similar conditions and ordered the place shut.

This Papa John’s Pizza is located on University Drive, north of Taft Street and south of Sheridan Street.

The Papa John’s was re-inspected Thursday and allowed to reopen following an ordered clean up and re-inspection.

Papa John’s Pizza did not respond to a request for comment.

Inspectors closed a Papa John's in Pembroke Pines.
Inspectors closed a Papa John's in Pembroke Pines. (Local 10 News)
Inspectors closed a Papa John's in Pembroke Pines.
Inspectors closed a Papa John's in Pembroke Pines. (Local 10 News)

***PAPA JOHN'S

2080 N. UNIVERSITY DRIVE

PEMBROKE PINES

INSPECTION BASED ON COMPLAINT

6 VIOLATIONS FOUND

"Roach activity present as evidenced by live roaches found. 1 live under pizza prep table in kitchen 1 live under 4 door true low boy cooler in kitchen 2 live on floor in customer sitting area Manager discarded all live roaches found and sanitized area."

“Dead roaches on premises. 1 dead on back of oven fan in kitchen 1 dead under pizza prep table in kitchen 1 dead under 4 door true low boy cooler in kitchen 1 dead found under cash register at front counter Manager discarded all dead roaches found and sanitized area.”


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