Bryce’s Cafeteria re-opens after suspension by health inspector

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Less than 24 hours after Bryce’s Cafeteria was suspended for health code violations, they have announced the reopening of the facility which will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday morning.

Bryce’s announced the reopening in a Facebook post stating, “Bryce’s is pleased to announce that we will open at 11 this morning! After working diligently to correct issues noted in the inspection report on Wednesday and to comply with new state regulations we received a score of 89 this morning and are free to open. We want the community to know that we take food safety seriously! Bryce’s will continue to provide delicious fresh food at our restaurant and that we appreciate your support.”

The Texarkana, Texas city health inspector suspended the food service permit for Bryce’s Cafeteria restaurant on Wednesday around 5 PM. The suspension went into effect immediately prohibiting Bryce’s Cafeteria from serving food to the public.

According to a letter sent to the restaurant from Lynn Henry, Director of Inspections and Codes, the reason for the suspension was due to the restaurant failing their third health inspection in 10 days. In the most recent inspection conducted on Wednesday Bryce’s scored a 54.

According to the inspection report multiple items were out of compliance. Coolers were not properly cooling, to go area not hot holding properly, gloves were not properly used, bread in rotation was molding, multiple food contact surface were not clean, and handles on coolers were not clean were just a few of the violations. View a full list of violations below.

After the suspension Wednesday evening, Bryce’s staff began working on addressing the issues and underwent another inspection which was carried out Thursday morning. Bryce’s Cafeteria was able to correct the items that were out of compliance and better their score by 35 points, thus lifting the suspension. The establishment was able to comply with the Texas Food Establishment Rules, and their permit was reinstated.

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