Health inspectors found a live roach in vanilla filling for crepes at the Denny’s at 4541 Sunset Road in north Charlotte, according to a health code inspection report.
More live roaches were behind a prep cooler used to make crepes, the report dated Sept. 21, 2022.
The popular restaurant got a health grade of 82.5, which is a “B.”
Another “critical violation” found in the report involved management not monitoring date markings and insect control at the restaurant, among others.
The restaurant can get reinspected to improve its health score.
Food establishments that score below 70 immediately have their permits revoked, according to state law.
Reporter Joe Bruno reached out to Denny’s for comment, but he has not heard back from the company.
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