A McDonald’s in Lake Worth and a Boca Raton Caribbean eatery were closed temporarily last week after failing state restaurant inspections.

A McDonald’s restaurant in Lake Worth Beach and a Caribbean eatery in Boca Raton were shut down briefly last week after failing state restaurant inspections.


McDonald’s at 2501 N. Dixie Hwy. was closed Aug. 9 after inspectors with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation found live and dead roaches, live insects and improperly stored food, among other violations, according to records.


Inspectors found eight violations during their inspection, including four that were high priority. One intermediate violation and three basic violations also were found.


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High priority violations are those that could contribute directly to a food-borne illness or injury, and include items such as cooking, reheating, cooling and hand-washing.


The restaurant reopened later that day.


"The health and safety of our customers and employees are top priorities, which includes operating a safe and clean restaurant," McDonald's Owner/Operator Michele Heisner said. "We took immediate actions to address the issues, and were reopened within hours."


Caribbean Grill at 1332 NW 2nd Ave. in Boca Raton was closed Aug. 8 after 30 violations were found, including 12 that were high priority.


The high priority violations included improper handling of food, wastewater backing up through the sinks, and improperly stored food.


The restaurant reopened later in the day.


Four Palm Beach County restaurants had perfect inspections last week. They are BurgerFi at 700 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach; Burger King at 1001 S. Federal Hwy. in Lantana; Mutual of America cafeteria in Boca Raton; and Chipotle Mexican Grill at 1780 N. Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach.


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