Blaze Steak & Seafood, the restaurant owned by reality star Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker, was set to reopen this past Friday afternoon, two days after failing a restaurant inspection Tuesday.
The restaurant, which debuted last November, voluntarily closed on this past Thursday to address issues the inspector cited. The score was 55, which is considered a failure.
There was an accumulation of largely minor issues. There were no bugs or rodents seen on the premises.
Blaze lost nine points after the inspector observed a food handler switching from raw seafood to ready-to-eat foods without washing hands and another nine points because the prep coolers were above 41 degrees. Some four-point penalties included a Chick-fil-A cup in an area with regular food supplies, the lack of procedures and supplies for employees to handle vomiting or diarrheal events, pink organic residue in both ice makers and the lack of a consumer advisory on the menu for potentially raw or undercooked meat.
There were three-point deductions related to minor storage problems and staff wearing inappropriate jewelry.
These all seem like minor infarctions… WE KNOW Kandi & Todd JUMPED on these issues and rectified the situation .
Through a spokeswoman, Burruss declined to comment.