St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment regularly inspects food service establishments throughout St. Charles County, except for within the limits of St. Peters.
Businesses are inspected one to four times a year or after public complaints. "Lower-risk" places, like gas-stations that serve pre-packaged foods, are inspected less often than "higher-risk" places, like a restaurant, said Doug Bolnick, spokesman for the health department.
The establishments begin with a score of 100 and points are deducted based on the severity of problems observed. According to the department's website, a low score does not mean the restaurant was unsafe on the day of the inspection.
"A place could have just one deficiency that garners a relatively 'high' score out of 100, but that the problem is so critical, it forces immediate action – while another may have two or three non-critical deficiencies that would give that provider a lower total score," said Bolnick.
Below, see the inspection scores for restaurants in the Wentzville area for July and August of 2012. To look up other scores, visit the health department's Food Inspection page.
Scores for Wentzville restaurants:
- Starbuck's, score 98
- Q'doba Mexican Grill, score 98
- White Castle, score 91
- Culver's, score 98
- Hardee's, score 91
- IHOP, socre 91
- Wentzville Donut Café, score 100
- Subway, score 86
- Jimmy Hohn's, score 95
- Lulu's Shaved Ice, score 96
- Los Portales, score 84
- El Maguey, score 89
Scores for other Wentzville food service establishments:
- Country Club Express Car Wash, score 86
- Dierberg's Deli, score 100
- Dierberg's Seafood, score 100
- Dierberg's Bento Sushi, score 95
- Dierberg's Salad Bar, score 100
- Grab-n-Go Conoco, score 87
- Save-A-Lot, score 100
- Rural King, score 100
- Andro & Sons, score 100
Scores for Foristell food service establishments:
- Travel Center of America, score 84
- T & D Tavern, score 98
- Centerfield's Conveniene Store, 98