Restaurant Report: ‘Tricky situation:’ Happy Grilled Cheese melts under inspection

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax Ben Becker tells you every week about your favorite places to eat in the Original Restaurant Report.


Becker paid a visit to Happy Grilled Cheese on Hogan Street near Adams Street.

State inspectors found 11 dead roaches, eight rodent droppings, and utensils in a dirty container by cook line.

Becker grilled the cheese manager.

Becker: “What’s going on?”

Manager: “It’s just leftovers in the ceiling tiles from a long, long time ago.”

Becker: “The rodent droppings were leftovers?”

Manager: “From a problem a long time ago.”

Becker: “In the ceiling tile?”

Manager: “Well, it’s a tricky situation down there.”

Elsewhere, a Korean BBQ house on Wells Road near I-295 was cited for 49 live flying insects, a mold-like substance in an ice machine, and time/temperature safety violations. It was temporarily closed.

Inspectors say Mr. Snappers Fish and Chicken on Dunn Avenue near I-95 had a mold-like substance in an ice machine, a soiled floor under fryers, and a time/temperature safety violation.

Becker’s final stop, China Wok on Lem Turner Road near I-295. It was cited for nail clippers stored next to hoisin sauce, raw food not separated from ready-to-eat food and the hood over a wok station had grease build-up.

All the restaurants passed follow-up inspections.

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