Area McDonald’s restaurants slated to sell breakfast, dinner after midnight

Published: Friday, June 07, 2013 @ 1:37 PM
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 11:08 PM

Soon, Big Macs and Egg McMuffins will coexist at more McDonald’s restaurants around the country.

The fast food giant is preparing to officially launch its After Midnight menu at some of its 24 hour restaurants.

A version of the program was tested in the Dayton and Columbus markets last year.

Read: McDonald’s launched ‘breakfast after midnight’

McDonald’s spokeswoman Meghann said local restaurants will start serving the menu June 24.

It will be served between midnight and 4 a.m.

Local McDonald’s typically start serving breakfast at 4 or 5 a.m. The regular menu starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The After Midnight menu will be available at an undisclosed number of 24 hour McDonald’s in the United States, according to a statement published by Nation’s Restaurant News’ website.

“Our customers want convenience around the clock, and we’re making it easier to eat at McDonald’s with more 24-hour restaurants open than ever before,” according to the statement. “Our new McDonald’s After Midnight menu features a selection of our customers’ favorite breakfast and dinner menu items with the option to mix and match to create Midnight Value Meals and select limited-time offerings.”

The After Midnight menu is also already available in parts of Delaware and California, College Station, Texas and Rockford, Ill.

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Health Inspections: El Toro Viejo

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 2:22 PM

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Address: 2335 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Dayton

Date of inspection: April 18

Violations: Observed staff using barehands to handle tortilla chips. Ensure gloves, deli paper, or utensils are used to handle ready-to-eat foods in order to prevent contamination.

- If gloves are worn, ensure gloves are changed when tasks are changed (after handling money, cell phones, or raw meats) and hands are washed in between changing of gloves.

- PIC was informed to not serve tortilla chips

Observed multiple reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) tilapia fish being improperly thawed. Ensure ROP fish is removed from its reduced oxygen environment when thawing under refrigeration in order to limit the growth of bacteria.

- 26 pieces of tilapia were voluntarily discarded by PIC

- Staff placed frozen tilapia in coolers for thawing after slicing open each package

Observed cooler door gaskets in disrepair. Ensure gaskets are replaced so that they are intact, smooth, and easily cleanable.

- Cooler drawers below flat top grill

- Cooler doors on prep cooler under microwave on prep line

Observed large cheese grater and vegetable slicers with build-up of food residue. Ensure each are broken down, washed, rinsed, and sanitized after each use or every 4 hours, if they are used throughout hours of operation, in order to prevent contamination.

Observed clean plates being stored under paper towel dispenser allowing drops from washed hands to splash onto each plate. Ensure plates are stored in another clean and dry location in order to prevent possible contamination.

- Paper towel dispenser closest to office on prep line.

Observed light fixture, inside walk-in freezer, missing a light shield. Ensure all light fixtures are supplied with a light shield in order to prevent contamination.

Observed handsink, near soda fountains, not supplied with soap. Ensure all handsinks are supplied with soap, hot water, and paper towels in order for proper handwashing to occur preventing the spread of contamination.

Observed a bottle of glass cleaner stored on prep table next to container of salsa. Ensure all chemicals are stored separate from or below foods, single service items, utensils, and food prep surfaces in order to prevent contamination.

- Staff removed glass cleaner from prep table.

Comments: Observed acceptable level of chlorine bleach sanitizer in chemical sanitizing dish machine.

Spoke with PIC concerning proper datemarking. Foods, prepared in facility and held for longer than 24 hours, shall be datemarked with a prep or a discard date. Foods shall be discarded no longer than 7 days after prep date, prep date is day one.

At time of inspection, another PIC was not present due to level 2 food safety training.

A re-inspection shall occur 04/25/2017 or thereafter.

Health Inspections: Patriots Popcorn

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 2:15 PM

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Address: 30 Clearview Lane, Franklin

Date of inspection: April 19

Violations: Food storage containers are not properly labeled. Observed bulk sugar container not properly labeled. Working containers holding food or food ingredients that are removed from their original packages shall be identified with the common name of the food, except containers holding food that are readily and unmistakably recognized.

In-use utensils are improperly stored. Observed improper storage of scoop inside bulk sugar container. During pauses in food preparation or dispensing, food preparation and dispensing utensils shall be stored as described in this rule.

Comments: Operation set up according to plans, OK to open for the season.

Health Inspections: New York New York

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 2:14 PM

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Address: 1221 E. Second St., Franklin

Date of inspection: April 18

Violations: Observed accumulation of soil residue on nonfood-contact surfaces. Observed a build-up of debris on freezer holding glasses on area where it closes and on gaskets. Nonfood-contact surfaces of equipment shall be cleaned at a frequency necessary to preclude accumulation of soil residues.

Observed no supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder or bar soap at the handwashing sink next to three compartment sink. To ensure proper cleaning of hands, each handwashing sink or group of two adjacent handwashing sinks shall be provided with a supply of hand cleaning liquid, powder, or bar soap.

Observed unnecessary or nonfunctional items and/or litter on the premises. Observed food equipment no longer in use that needs to be removed from facility. The premises shall be free of Items that are unnecessary to the operation or maintenance of the FSO or RFE such as equipment that is nonfunctional or no longer used and litter.

Comments: Follow up inspection from consultation on March 31, 2017. Only sell prepackaged chips and candy bars. All coolers and equipment at bar are not being used and empty. The equipment is to be removed from facility according to manager. Three comp sink in use with proper water temperature and sanitizer concentration-good.

Health Inspections: Speedway

Published: Thursday, May 18, 2017 @ 1:24 PM

Address: 818 N. Market St., Troy

Date of inspection: April 25

Violations/comments: Critical, repeat violation: person-in-charge did not ensure that employees are informed in a verifiable manner of their responsibility to report information about their health. Observed plastic guard underneath the Pulse freezer near the drink machine falling off the machine. Observed piles of bottles inside of cans in trash bins behind recycle/dumpster area. Repeat observation: observed no hand washing signage in the men’s bathroom. Observed a buildup of syrup on the ground underneath the soda syrup bags in back storage area.