Monkey Burger, 5350 E. Broadway - photo courtesy of Google earth

In June

History: Since 2011, Monkey Burger has received mostly good and excellent inspection ratings. It received a needs improvement rating in December 2016. This is its first failed inspection.

What the inspector saw: The inspector observed several violations, including improper handwashing and glove use, pans of food at improper temperatures, a sandwich make unit “encrusted with food waste and debris” and a damaged refrigeration unit.

Follow up: It passed its reinspection on June 13.

Response: Owner Stuart Lauer said that the refrigerator  was low on coolant and has been fixed. Employees were  retrained on proper handwashing and glove use techniques.

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