As cold weather creeps in, your chance to grab a quick, delicious meal from a food truck is getting more and more rare. Here are health inspection scores from some of the best-known food trucks.
Inspections of every establishment that serves food are conducted once every six months by the Tennessee Department of Health.
An explanation of the scores is below the list.
Here are the scores, according to the health department’s latest available information. These scores are directly from the Tennessee Department of Health.
Tennessee Taco 100
The Brothers Burger 98
The Grilled Cheeserie 95, then 100 on re-check
The Mobile Chef 100
Rolling Feast 100
Two Goats 100
Funk Seoul 98
Lil Choo Choo BBQ 93
Steaming Goat 95
Bao Down 100
Banh Mi and Roll 83
Crepe A Diem 100
Electric Sliders 97
4 & 20 Blackbirds 100
Hoss' Loaded Burgers 100
Jay's Chicago 100
Julia's Homestyle Bakery 99
Little Cancun 100
Music City Briskit 100
Quick note: A business needs to have a score of 90 to be considered “passing.” If inspectors give a place a score below 90, they will give the business a chance to pass in a re-inspection shortly afterward. To stay open- and serving food at all- the place must make at least a 90 in the follow up. So it might help to think of these scores as on a scale not out of 100 but out of 10, from 91-100. That is not exactly correct, because a 90 is still a 90, but a 90 is the lowest score a place can have that is considered in the industry to be passing.
Inspections are once every six months, once between January 1 and June 30 and once between July 1 and December 31 of each year.
Info: There are two types of violations- critical and non-critical. According to the Tennessee Department of Health web site:
“Critical Violations: Violations of the Food Regulations, which, if left uncorrected, are more likely than other violations to directly contribute to food contamination or illness. Examples of critical violations include poor temperature control of food, improper cooking, cooling, refrigeration, or reheating temperatures.
“Non-Critical Violations: Violations not directly related to the cause of food-borne illness, but if uncorrected, could impede the operation of the restaurant. The likelihood of food-borne illness in these cases is very low. Non-Critical violations, if left uncorrected, could lead to Critical violations. Examples of non-critical violations include a lack of facility cleanliness and maintenance.”
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