Multiple health code violations prompt Arthur Bryant's to temporarily close

Violations include pest problems, mold

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An iconic Kansas City barbecue joint has decided to temporarily close after multiple health code violations.

Arthur Bryant's, 1727 Brooklyn Ave., closed on Aug. 29 to correct issues cited in a complaint inspection.

The health department said the inspection stemmed from a pest control complaint, and due to the number of violations cited, the restaurant chose to voluntarily close and fix the problems before corrective action was mandated.

Eleven critical violations were cited, and eight were listed as repeat violations.

They include the following:

- Mold residue build up throughout interior mechanicals of ice machine

- Effective pest control measures not in place - inspectors found dead mice, dead and live roaches and mouse and rat droppings throughout the restaurant

- Plumbing system not maintained in good repair

- Potentially hazardous hot food was not maintained at temperatures in accordance with the food code

- Physical facilities not maintained in good repair and cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean

READ | Arthur Bryant's inspection report -

The health department tells 41 Action News the restaurant has submitted a corrective action plan detailing the work they have done, as well as future preventative actions, and they should be ready to reopen Friday or Saturday.


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