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August & September food grades: 22 Tri-County restaurants get a "C" from DHEC

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There are hundreds of restaurants and retail food stores in the Tri-County area, Of those, 22 received a grade of “C” from DHEC during August and September. The majority saw their grades improve to "A" in follow-up inspections, according to DHEC, while results of follow-up visits for others are still pending or haven't been posted yet by the agency.

Following is a list of the 22 Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester County food establishments that received a “C” in the last two months. Overall scores and links to DHEC reports explaining the grades for each are provided.

RELATED | July food grades: 12 Tri-County restaurants, stores get "C" from DHEC

  • 843 Korean BBQ & Sushi House, 6601 Rivers Ave., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 75% score, Aug. 15 (REPORT)
    “C” grade, 88% score, Aug. 22 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Aug. 31.
  • A Dough Re Mi Pizzeria, 2700 Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant
    “C” grade, 93% score, Aug. 7 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Aug. 17.
  • Bohemian Bull, 1531 Folly Rd., Charleston
    “C” grade, 88% score, Sept. 13 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Sept. 14.
  • Bombay Indian Restaurant, 6216 Rivers Ave., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 61% score, Aug. 29 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Aug. 30.
  • China Wok, 1357 Remount Rd., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 73% score, Aug. 30 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Sept. 1.
  • Church's Chicken, 492 Meeting St., Charleston
    “C” grade, 90% score, Aug. 4 (REPORT)
    “C” grade, 94% score, Aug. 11 (REPORT)
    Follow-up scheduled Aug. 18, no results yet reported by DHEC.
  • Circle K, 5302 Rivers Ave., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 98% score, Sept. 29 (REPORT)
    Follow-up pending, Oct. 9.
  • Circle K, 1364 Boone Hill Rd., Summerville
    “C” grade, 90% score, Aug. 28 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Sept. 13.
  • Fish Hut, 2671 Spruill Ave., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 73% score, Sept. 26 (REPORT)
    Follow-up pending, Oct. 4.
  • Hawthorne Suites, 7645 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 71% score, Sept. 20 (REPORT)
    “C” grade, 91% score, Sept. 20 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Sept. 29.
  • Ironhorse, 7880 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 98% score, Aug. 15 (REPORT)
    No follow-up results posted by DHEC.
  • La Carreta Mexican Restaurant, 335 Folly Rd., Charleston
    “C” grade, 72% score, Aug. 2 (REPORT)
    “C” grade, 94% score, Aug. 3 (REPORT)
    “C” grade, 75% score, Sept. 26 (REPORT)
    “C” grade, 93% score, Sept. 29 (REPORT)
    Follow-up pending, Oct. 5
  • La Hacienda,1205 N. Main St., Summerville
    “C” grade, 73 % score, Aug. 14 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Aug. 17.
  • Luz's Place, 1936 Remount Rd., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 63% score, Aug. 18 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Aug. 22.
  • McDonald's, 9880 Dorchester Rd., Summerville
    “C” grade, 90% score, Aug. 31 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Sept. 1.
  • Mellow Mushroom, 4855 Tanger Outlet Blvd., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 92% score, Aug. 7 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Aug. 11.
  • Roost, 825 Savannah Hwy., Charleston
    “C” grade, 91% score, Sept. 6 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Sept. 7
  • Screen Door, 1271 Folly Rd., Charleston
    “C” grade, 76% score, Sept. 6 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Sept. 13.
  • Sonic, 3418 Shelby Ray Ct., Charleston
    “C” grade, 75% score, Aug. 14 (REPORT)
    “C,” grade, 87% score, Aug. 15 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Aug. 24
  • Spelle's Grocery, 1002 W. Richardson Ave., Summerville
    “C” grade, 81% score, Sept. 28 (REPORT)
    Follow-up scheduled, Oct. 9.
  • Sunshine Food Store, 1266 Remount Rd., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 92% score, Aug. 23 (REPORT)
    Most recent grade: “A,” Aug. 31.
  • The Junction Kitchen & Provisions, 4438 Spruill Ave., North Charleston
    “C” grade, 95% score, Sept. 26 (REPORT)
    Follow-up scheduled Sept. 28, no results yet reported by DHEC.

In Colleton County, Castillo’s Pizzeria on Washington Street in Walterboro received three consecutive “C” grades on Aug. 9, Aug. 16, and Aug. 24, but was upgraded to an “A” after its last inspection Aug. 30.

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About DHEC’s food grades

Retail Food Establishment Inspections are scored based on a 100 point scale. At the completion of the inspection, a letter grade is posted at each facility based on the calculated numerical score and the facility's past compliance history.

  • Grade A - The retail food establishment earned more than 87 points. Food safety practices appeared to meet the requirements of 61-25
  • Grade B - The retail food establishment earned 87-78 points. Food safety practices need improvement.
  • Grade C - The retail food establishment earned less than 78 points. Food safety practices need significant improvement.

There are circumstances and conditions outlined in state health code under which the letter grade posted at a facility may differ from the numerical score of the most recent inspection.

Each score is a snapshot in time based on how a retail food establishment handles the five major risk factors related to employee behaviors and preparation practices.

The five major risk factors are:

  • Food Contact Equipment Cleanliness - Did the inspector see build up on equipment that comes into contact with food?
  • Cooking Temperatures - Are foods being cooked or heated to temperatures within a safe range?
  • Employee Health - Does the facility have a plan in place to require employees who are sick to stay home?
  • Food Sources - Can the facility prove where all foods are coming from and are they coming from approved sources? (an exception would be raw, unprocessed produce from small farms, produce stands or farmers markets)
  • Food Holding Temperatures - Were the foods maintained at safe hot or cold holding temperatures?



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