The Williamson County Health District has reported that two Round Rock restaurants failed their health inspections in April. Chuy’s Restaurant and Bamboo Garden, both located on I-35, were both inspected and failed their routine health checks.
Chuy’s scored a 46 out of 100 on April 27th, while Bamboo Garden scored a 47 on April 17th. Restaurants that score a 30 or higher fail the health inspection. Each violation is scored differently, and the first failed inspection included a follow-up investigation by the county health district to determine if the restaurant passed or failed.
This was the first time that Chuy’s had failed an inspection in the past 12 months. However, restaurants that fail an inspection twice within a 12-month period are forced to close for two days and pay a fine. The violations for Chuy’s included food debris on the floor, a trash can outside the back door without a drain plug, and employees handling food with bare hands or improperly washing their hands. Investors also witnessed the use of insulation as nesting material near the feeders, as well as exposed spring-loaded traps. The investor said in a report that the restaurant had an ongoing pest control problem. A representative for Chuy’s did not respond to a request for comment.
Bamboo Garden also failed its first inspection in the past 12 months. However, issues such as cleanliness, food handling, and pests were not mentioned in the inspector’s report. The restaurant will need to apply for a permit to reflect the name change and update its ownership to reflect being a limited company.
Both restaurants are still open, according to the manager of the restaurant. The manager declined to be named but stated that they failed inspection due to food handler certificates.