Restaurant Closures, San Bernardino County Inspections, May 13-20 January – San Bernardino Sun


Here are the restaurants and other food establishments that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily closed between January 13 and January 20, 2022 due to looming health hazards. If no reopening date is given, the agency had not listed that facility as reopened at the time of publication.

Boston market, 10890 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga

  • Closed: January 20th
  • Class: Ungraded
  • Ground: rodent infestation. An inspector visited six complaints to investigate them. Four claimed the restaurant didn’t have hot water, one claimed the restaurant didn’t issue a review card (it received an 82/B in August) and one was from someone who said they saw rodent droppings. The inspector said a couple of the sinks didn’t have hot water but others did, and the grade card was where it should be. But there were rodent droppings on the floor in several places, including under food preparation areas, in a food storage room, and under kitchen appliances. The four water complaints were filed on Thanksgiving Day, when the restaurant drew outrage from customers who came to pick up prepaid holiday meals and found a sign saying orders would not be filled because there was no staff. (A company spokesman later said customers got their food after Boston Market’s executive team went inside.) Health inspectors tried to visit the restaurant several times in November and December, but found the restaurant was still closed; An inspection report showed that it had only reopened last weekend.

Carls Jr., 8972 Central Avenue, Montclair

  • Closed: January 19
  • Class: 92/A
  • Ground: Overflowing sewage. Several floor sinks in the kitchen were clogged and overflowing. The inspector found that no food was contaminated. Among other violations, there was some black moldy growth in the ice machine dispenser.

Nonna’s Italian Restaurant, 1689 W. Kendall Drive Suite H, San Bernardino

  • Closed: January 19
  • Class: Ungraded
  • Ground: Cockroach and rodent infestations. An inspector visited the restaurant on January 12 in response to a complaint that someone had seen two dead cockroaches on the floor and the restaurant smelled foul. The inspector immediately noticed a “sewage odor” which the operator said was coming from the grease trap. The inspector saw no roaches but did find some old rodent droppings on the floor, and the operator said pest control last visited in August. The inspector came back a week later and found one live and three dead roaches, as well as a trap left by pest control full of live and dead roaches, and some fresh rodent droppings on the floor and in a cupboard. The restaurant had previously been closed for a week in November 2018 due to a cockroach infestation.

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, 4107 Edison Avenue, Chino

  • Closed: 13th January
  • Class: Ungraded
  • Ground: rodent infestation. Popeyes and a gas station store it shares a building with were closed December 9-13 due to an ongoing rodent infestation. An inspector returned a month later for a follow-up and learned that pest control had caught about three rats a few days after December 13 and the last pest control service had found rodent droppings in the blankets. The inspector found feces in the soda syrup area and on a condiment box in Popeye’s kitchen, as well as a few in the supermarket’s cabinets. Popeyes closed, but the grocery store didn’t; However, both were told to seal gaps where rodents could enter.
  • Reopened: January 14 after another pest control service. The inspector saw no droppings and instructed facilities to look out for rodent activity and clean any affected areas.

Notable non-closing inspections

Here are selected inspections of facilities that have not closed but others have had significant problems.

The luxury buffet, at 701 N. Milliken Avenue Suite D in Ontario, was inspected on January 18 in response to a complaint that the food was cold. It was rated 73/C with three critical violations. There were several issues related to unclean surfaces that came in contact with food: mold in the ice machine, the dishwasher didn’t dispense enough sanitizer, and pans were put away before they dried. Also, one employee didn’t wash his hands properly and one of the hand basins didn’t have a faucet handle. Among the 13 other violations were three sinks, including the one in the staff bathroom with no soap or paper towels, raw fish at unsafe temperatures in a sushi bar cooler that didn’t stay cold (a door fell off during inspection). and raw chicken was not properly thawed.

Three grocers Petro Stop Centers, at 4325 E. Guasti Road in Ontario — Popeyes, Burger King and Iron Skillet — were visited Jan. 13 in response to a complaint that someone had seen a rodent and feces. The center has been dealing with rodent problems for more than a month. This time, the Iron Skillet manager informed the inspector that the entire facility was undergoing monthly pest control maintenance and no rodent activity had been observed during the maintenance two days prior. However, the inspector saw about 18 feces on the floor and in/around boxes at Burger King; about 14 at the Iron Pan, mostly under the soda fountain; and three more on the floor in Popeyes. Another inspection was scheduled in a week.

Asia buffet no. 1, 12819 Foothill Blvd. in Rancho Cucamonga, was inspected on January 12 in response to a complaint that the buffet food was not hot. It received an 80/B rating with one critical violation for failing to keep chicken, mussels, cooked bananas and rice at safe temperatures. Among the 13 other violations were mold in the ice machine (not touching ice), a dead cockroach under a sink (but no sign of an active infestation, the inspector said), mold and slime in the floor drain under the sushi buffet, and the Dishwasher did not dispense enough disinfectant. This was the restaurant’s third B-Note since 2019 and eighth complaint since 2018 alleging that the food was cold, contaminated, or may have caused a foodborne illness.

Updates from the past few weeks

Sergio’s Tacos n Salsa, 34557 Yucaipa Blvd. in Yucaipa, which was closed on January 12 due to a cockroach infestation, was allowed to reopen on January 13.

About this list

This list will be published online on Fridays. Any updates on restaurants reopening will be included in next week’s list.

All food facilities in the county are routinely inspected to ensure they are complying with health codes. A facility loses four points for each critical violation and one to three points for minor violations. An A grade (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior”, a B grade (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C grade (70 to 79) is “generally unacceptable” and requires one follow-up inspection . A facility will be temporarily closed if it scores less than 70 points or has a critical violation that cannot be fixed immediately.

For more information on inspections of these and other San Bernardino County restaurants, visit To file a health complaint, go to or call 800-442-2283.

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