Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Filthy Bastards.



I'm not going to say much because the pictures say it all. What you are looking at is whats in between/under the griddle and fryer. This was how the previous tenants, El Texano, were operating their kitchen. It makes me sick that I ever ate there. The cleaners were coming this afternoon to clean the kitchen so Bo and I unhooked the gas connections to the griddle and the fryer so we could move them both off the wall so the cleaners could clean everything good. When we moved them out and saw that filth, we were both speechless. I'm still basically speechless. The paint on the floor of the kitchen is grey! Do y'all see any grey? If you operate a kitchen like this and serve people food from it, you need your dadgum ass kicked in.......and you need it done bad and you need it done now! I'm talkin' about a "Jesus going through the Temple" style whipping! Now that you've seen pics of the "before" shots, I cant wait to post pics of the "after" shots to show the difference. I told Randy (the owner of the cleaning company) that I wanted to be able to see myself on the stainless steel on everything and be able to eat off the floor. The hood/vent cleaner & inspector is coming tomorrow. I can tell you one thing, you may love or you may hate the BBQ I serve......but you wont be able to deny that my place will be clean! I can promise you that! I'll post later on about the results of the variance meeting tonight.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks about like my kitchen.
Holly

Big H said...

WTF!

hearts n TN said...

Biodiesel?

hearts n TN said...

Biodiesel?

Keraan said...

OMG...That is totally bogging :(

hearts n TN said...

Biodiesel?

mx said...

Joss Hodges said if you think that is bad...

Pat Martin said...

mx......i almost spit wine on my keyboard. you think that picture would even phase joss hodges?????

m.a. said...

I still can't believe I EVER ate there. Of course when people bleed goats in the side yard just for the heck of it, that is never a good sign...

Anonymous said...

Call me Krazy, but that looked like a great personal lube. Are you bottling that DADGUM stuff?

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