Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, Jan. 21-27 – San Bernardino Sun

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily shut down because of imminent health hazards between Jan. 21 and 27, 2022. If no reopening date is mentioned, the agency had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication.

Abelino’s Home Style Mexican Food, 652 E. Redlands Blvd., Redlands

  • Closed: Jan. 26
  • Grade: Not graded
  • Reason: Sewage leak. An inspector visited in response to a complaint about foodborne illness and a sewage leak. There was no sewage inside the restaurant, but outside it was backing up on the side of the building adjacent to the restroom, and a planter between the building and a neighboring parking lot was filled with sewage. The leak got worse when the restaurant’s toilet was flushed.

Burger King at Petro Stopping Centers, 4325 E. Guasti Road, Ontario

  • Closed: Jan. 25
  • Grade: 90/A
  • Reason: Rodent infestation. The center, which contains four restaurants and a general store, has been dealing with rodent issues since at least early December. Most recently, on Jan. 13, an inspector visited in response to a complaint about rodents and found droppings in the Burger King, Iron Skillet and Popeyes. An inspector came back Jan. 25 for routine inspections at Burger King and Popeyes. Burger King had an “extensive accumulation of dry and fresh rodent droppings” in a cabinet under a food station, and more droppings near the beverage dispensers, so it was closed. The Popeyes received a 90/A; the inspector didn’t see any rodent droppings but did note fruit flies by the soda machine. The inspector also visited the Iron Skillet and found a few dry droppings by the juice dispenser and toaster, but this restaurant wasn’t closed.
  • Reopened: Jan. 26; the inspector found a few dry old droppings in the same locations as the previous day, but no new droppings. Another follow-up was planned.

Non-closure inspections of note

Here are selected inspections at facilities that weren’t closed but had other significant issues.

Chuang Dynasty, at 40989 Big Bear Blvd. in Big Bear Lake, was inspected Jan. 24 and received a grade of 72/C with four critical violations. The inspector found one live cockroach, several dead roaches and some rodent droppings,. An employee touched a garbage can and then touched food without washing hands. Some food was at unsafe temperatures in a cooler. And other food wasn’t being cooled down to a safe temperature properly. Among the 10 other violations, the cook didn’t know proper cooking temperatures or cooling procedures, there was mold in the ice machine (not touching ice), shrimp wasn’t being defrosted safely, and some utensils and other food-contact surfaces as well as the floors were dirty.

China Chilli Express, at 2252 S. Euclid Ave. Suite I in Ontario, was inspected Jan. 24 and received a grade of 76/C with one critical violation. The inspector saw two live roaches below a sink, plus 14 dead cockroaches around sinks and the soda fountain. Among the 15 other violations, some chicken and chow mein had been left at room temperature, there was black buildup in the ice machine (not touching ice), and cooking equipment and other surfaces throughout the restaurant were excessively dirty. A follow-up was planned in a week to make sure the roaches were eliminated. The restaurant was closed twice in 2021 and once in 2020 because of rodent infestations.

Tom’s #1, at 1280 Alabama St. in Redlands, was inspected Jan. 24 and received a grade of 84/B with two critical violations. More than 30 pounds of meat, cheese and other food was at unsafe temperatures in a cooler by the grill. Also, dishes weren’t being washed with hot water. Among the six other violations, the inspector saw rodent droppings in a storage room, and the grade card from the most recent inspection — an 86/B in February 2021 — was not being displayed, as is required. This was the restaurant’s third consecutive B grade.

A Donut Land, at 2252 S. Euclid Ave. Suite B in Ontario, was inspected Jan. 19 and received a grade of 80/B with two critical violations. Some bottled iced coffee had been put in the ice machine, touching ice meant for consumption. Also, employees were washing but not sanitizing food trays. Among the eight other violations, the inspector found some old rodent droppings in a cabinet (but said a thorough search showed no signs of an active infestation) and a fold-up bed in a storage room for employees to nap on; health code does not permit sleeping accommodations in food facilities. A follow-up was planned to make sure there were no rodents. The restaurant was closed for a day last March because of a rodent infestation.

Tortas Sinaloa, at 2252 S. Euclid Ave. Suite C-D in Ontario, was inspected Jan. 19 and received a grade of 86/B with one critical violation. The inspector said there was severe mold-like buildup in the ice machine (not contaminating ice). Among the six other violations, there were eight dead cockroaches, mostly under the water heater, but the inspector said a thorough search showed no sign of an active infestation. A follow-up was planned.

Updates from past weeks

The Boston Market at 10890 Foothill Blvd. in Rancho Cucamonga, which was shut down Jan. 20 for having a rodent infestation, was permitted to reopen Jan. 25. The inspector did find more than 10 dry rodent droppings in several locations, but said a thorough search showed no sign of an active infestation. Another follow-up was planned. The restaurant was also told to stop using an electric hot-holding unit it had installed without permission.

The Carl’s Jr. at 8972 Central Ave. in Montclair, which was closed Jan. 19 because wastewater was overflowing from the floor sinks, was permitted to reopen Jan. 20 after the plumbing was fixed.

About this list

This list is published online on Fridays. Any updates as restaurants are reopened will be included in next week’s list.

All food facilities in the county are routinely inspected to ensure they meet health codes. A facility loses four points for each critical violation and one to three points for minor violations. An A grade (90 to 100 points) is considered “generally superior,” a B grade (80 to 89) is “generally acceptable” and a C grade (70 to 79) is “generally unacceptable” and requires a follow-up inspection. A facility will be temporarily closed if it scores below 70 or has a critical violation that can’t be corrected immediately.

For more information on inspections of these or any restaurants in San Bernardino County, visit To file a health complaint, go to or call 800-442-2283.

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