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Sonic Drive-In #4361

Sonic Drive-In #4361
4011 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935
(321)242-2082

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NoticeThe Division of Hotels and Restaurants conducts regular inspections of public food service establishments to assure compliance with state sanitation and safety laws.

Sonic Drive-In #4361 either allowed conditions to exist that pose an immediate threat to the public's health and safety or repeatedly did not correct non-critical violations noted during routine and call-back inspections, despite being given oral and written warnings and ample time to do so.

Each of the listed cases involves either a signed stipulation (“settlement”) between the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and Sonic Drive-In #4361 or a Final Order issued after a formal administrative hearing has been conducted. Section 509.261, Florida Statutes, authorizes the Division of Hotels and Restaurants to fine, suspend or revoke the license of establishments that do not comply with state health and safety laws.


Case Number: 4--2008051727 - On November 20, 2008 Sonic Drive-In #4361, Melbourne was ordered to pay $500 for violations observed during its September 15, 2008 inspection.

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1 Food Service Inspection Since July 1, 2014
Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 5303326
Inspection Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Inspection Number: 2407820
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Along counter next to 3 bay sink **. Repeat Violation**
14-11-4 Basic.Interior bottom shelf of undercounter RIC on cook line is in disrepair with exposed insulation **. Repeat Violation**
23-09-4 Basic.Soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Exterior of 2 door RIF in kitchen has slimy food debris around opening where gasket meets front of cooler **. Repeat Violation**
29-42-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker at mop sink faucet damaged/broked **. Repeat Violation**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) stained/soiled. Yellow cutting board over 3 bay sink heavily soiled **. Repeat Violation**

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014
Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 5237691
Inspection Date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Inspection Number: 2382041
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 2
Number of Basic Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. Excess spray insulation in crevices of cooing tiles in kitchen area **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
23-19-4 Basic.Food debris/dust/grease/soil residue on exterior of reach-in cooler/refrigerator. At cook line grease along inside of door gasket. **Warning**
36-24-4 Basic.Hole in wall. Along counter next to 3 bay sink **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
14-36-4 Basic.Interior of refrigerator in disrepair/has exposed insulation. Reach in under counter cooler bottom shelf has exposed insulation. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
23-11-4 Basic.Walk-in freezer gaskets soiled with slimy/mold-like build-up. **Warning**
29-42-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker broken at mop sink faucet. **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
22-05-4 Intermediate.Cutting board(s) heavily stained/soiled. Yellow cutting board on front line **Warning**
27-23-4 Intermediate.Hot water at handwash sink does not reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Temp at both hand wash sinks found at 81°. Operator stated they are having a issue with the hot water heater tripping the breaker. **Warning**

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 5000287
Inspection Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Inspection Number: 2314753
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of High Priority Violations: 2
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
36-37-4 Basic.Ceiling not smooth, nonabsorbent and easily cleanable in food preparation, food storage, warewashing areas or bathroom. Excess spray on insulation in crevices of ceiling tiles.
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed. **. Repeat Violation**
24-08-4 Basic.Equipment and utensils not properly air-dried - wet nesting. Insert pans over 3 bay sink
36-24-4 Basic.Holes in wall along counter at 3 bay sink
38-07-4 Basic.Lights in food preparation, food storage or warewashing area missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. Light shield over paper storage area
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.
14-33-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler bottom shelf has deteriorated in corners and has exposed insulation.
38-04-4 Basic.Ten (10) foot-candles of light at least 30 inches from floor not provided in walk-in cooler. Meter used and read at 19 lux and 108 is required.
36-26-4 Basic.Wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. 3 bay sink
29-42-4 High Priority.Vacuum breaker has broken at mop sink faucet.
41-06-4 High Priority.Wiping cloth sanitizing solution bucket stored near/on/above food preparation surface or food. Sanitizing bucket located over food freezer located at cooks line **Corrected On-Site**
22-20-4 Intermediate.Accumulation of black/green mold-like substance in the interior of the ice machine.
45-02-4 Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. **. Repeat Violation**

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4948592
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2279327
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 5000286
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2314752
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**
45-02-4 Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. By back door.

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4948592
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2279327
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 5000286
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Inspection Number: 2314752
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 3
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
50-09-4 Basic.Current Hotel and Restaurant license not displayed.
14-67-4 Basic.Reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
22-22-4 Intermediate.Encrusted material on can opener blade. **Corrected On-Site**
45-02-4 Portable fire extinguisher gauge in red zone. For reporting purposes only. By back door.

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4948106
Inspection Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Inspection Number: 2279327
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 10
Number of High Priority Violations: 1
Number of Intermediate Violations: 1
Number of Basic Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
51-11-4 Basic.Carbon dioxide/helium tanks not adequately secured. Portable tank **Warning**
36-36-4 Basic.Ceiling tiles missing. In back area **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
29-11-4 Basic.Leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Under 3 bay sink **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
38-01-4 Basic.Light shields damaged/in disrepair. In back area **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
16-46-4 Basic.Old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning. **Warning**
08B-13-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk in and reach in cooler. Onion rings **Warning**
08B-14-4 Basic.Stored food not covered in walk-in freezer. Beef patties, cinnamon bites **Warning**
36-44-4 Basic.air conditioning vent covers missing **. Repeat Violation** **Warning**
12A-06-4 High Priority.Employee failed to wash hands before putting on new set of gloves to work with food. **Warning**
53B-01-4 Intermediate.No proof of required state approved employee training provided for any employees. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPR's contracted provider: Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4852629
Inspection Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Inspection Number: 2207335
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of High Priority Violations: 0
Number of Intermediate Violations: 0
Number of Basic Violations: 0
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-20-1 Observed heavy buildup of black mod like substance in the interior of ice machine. **Warning**
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipes at plumbing fixture. Front and back sinks **Warning** front sink fixed parts ordered for back sink.
37-07-1 Observed walls soiled with accumulated dust and mod like substance in dry storage area. **Warning**
37-14-1 Observed ceiling in disrepair in back of store. Several missing ceiling tiles and light fixture not properly secured. **Warning**
37-18-1 Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. And missing vent covers **Warning**
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. By walk in freezer and walk in cooler **Warning**

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4689922
Inspection Date: Monday, December 31, 2012
Inspection Number: 2207335
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 8
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical.- Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Hot dogs in reach in cooler 46f items stocked 2 hrs earlier recommended rapid chill, liquid eggs 62f items stocked 2 hrs prior was at room temperature for less tan 1 hr recommended rapid chill. Item paced in reach in freezer, grilled chicken breast 47f in reach in cooler overnight. Operator discarded. **Warning**
04-01-1 Critical.- Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Cook line reach in cooer found at 50f. All items removed and put into walk in cooler. **Warning**
14-41-1 Food-contact surface not smooth and easily cleanable. Peeling tape on prep table. **Warning**
22-20-1 Critical.- Observed heavy buildup of black mod like substance in the interior of ice machine. **Warning**
23-06-1 Observed moderate build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on nonfood-contact surface. Old Residue build up on wire racks. **Warning**
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipes at plumbing fixture. Front and back sinks **Warning**
36-22-1 Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water. By front and back sinks **Warning**
37-07-1 Observed walls soiled with accumulated dust and mod like substance in dry storage area. **Warning**
37-14-1 Observed ceiling in disrepair in back of store. Several missing ceiling tiles and light fixture not properly secured. **Warning**
37-18-1 Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. And missing vent covers **Warning**
38-07-1 Lights missing the proper shield, sleeve coatings or covers. By walk in freezer and walk in cooler **Warning**
53B-08-1 Critical.- No proof of required state approved employee training provided. To order approved program food safety material, call DBPRs contracted provider: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (SafeStaff) 866-372-7233. **Warning**

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4549031
Inspection Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Inspection Number: 2100852
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
14-53-1 Violation: 14-53-1Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed metal shavings. On order
15-32-1 Violation: 15-32-1Observed reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Hopper door.

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4351706
Inspection Date: Monday, February 13, 2012
Inspection Number: 2100852
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed hot dogs,soft serve and whip cream cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Found 47 to 48F. Person in charge states they got truck this morning and have been in and out of walkin cooler. Recommend rapid chilling products that are potentially hazardous in freezer This violation must be corrected by : 02/14/2012.
04-01-1 Critical. Walkin cooler incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Found at 50F and did not drop temperature during inspection raised 3 degrees by end of inspection. This violation must be corrected by : 02/14/2012.
09-04-1 Critical. Observed bare hand contact of ready-to-eat food by employees and establishment has no approved Alternative Operating Procedure in effect. Placing buns in toaster that won't reach minumum cook temp of 145F,rolling breakfast burritto that won't be cooked to minumum temperature of 145F. Corrected On Site. Washed hands applied gloves.
14-53-1 Can opener blade not kept sharp - observed metal shavings.
15-32-1 Observed reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair. Hopper door
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine. Repeat Violation.
37-04-1 Observed wall heavily soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Repeat Violation.
37-05-1 Observed wall heavily soiled with accumulated food debris. Behind bag n box rack
37-18-1 Observed dusty ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Through out cook line. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4351707
Inspection Date: Thursday, September 08, 2011
Inspection Number: 2100853
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice scoop. Corrected On Site.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of hoppers moderatly soiled with accumulation of food residue.
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor. Next to oil dump
36-15-1 Observed heavy ice build up on walkin freezer floor
37-04-1 Observed wall heavily soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Repeat Violation.
37-18-1 Observed heavy dust on ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Throughout facility. Repeat Violation.
40-04-1 Observed personal care item stored with food. Corrected On Site.
42-11-1 Observed unnecessary items on the premise. Broken down equipment

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5 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011
Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4267655
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Inspection Number: 2052148
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Complaint Full
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 11
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
13-02-1 Observed employee with ineffective hair restraint.
15-32-1 Observed reach-in cooler gasket torn/in disrepair.
22-16-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler shelves.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in freezer soiled with accumulation of food residue.
23-05-1 Observed heavy residue build-up on door handles of walkin freezer/walkin cooler
23-07-1 Observed gaskets with slimy build up icecream machine
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area. Repeat Violation.
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Freezer
41A-10-1 Critical. Observed toxic item improperly stored. Corrected On Site.
42-03-1 Wet mop not hung to dry.
45-38-2 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher not fully charged. For reporting purposes only. ABC BY BACK DOOR

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4199058
Inspection Date: Thursday, March 03, 2011
Inspection Number: 2038326
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
21-12-1 Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses. Corrected On Site.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed heavy encrusted material on can opener. Corrected On Site.
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. 3 bay sink.
37-04-1 Observed wall moderatly soiled with accumulated black debris in dishwashing area.
37-06-1 Observed wall heavily soiled with accumulated grease. Bun toaster area. Repeat Violation.
37-18-1 Observed moderate dust on ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Kitchen

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4046522
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Inspection Number: 2020334
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler and reach in freezer moderatly soiled with accumulation of food residue.
23-06-1 Observed heavy build-up of food debris on gaskets of RIF.
23-06-1 Observed heavy build-up of food debris, dust or dirt on shelves above cook line RIC where single service items are stored.
36-13-1 Observed grease/food accumulated under cooking equipment.
37-06-1 Observed wall heavily soiled with accumulated grease from bun toaster.
37-11-1 Fan covers in walkin cooler moderatly soiled with accumulated dust.

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4113223
Inspection Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Inspection Number: 2025947
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 2
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 1
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-27-1 Critical. Violation: 22-27-1Observed food-contact surfaces heavily encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Lights sheilds above heat well. Not cleaned
29-11-1 Violation: 29-11-1Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture under 3 bay sink. . Repeat Violation. Plumber coming today per cook

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4057079
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Inspection Number: 2025947
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice).
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Cook ;ine RIC ambient temperature is 58F This violation must be corrected by : 09/15/2011. THIS UNIT IS NOT TO BE USED TILL MAINTAING 41F OR BELOW
05-06-1 Critical. Food thermometer not accurate within +/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit. -2 degrees
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed oened bags of raw chicken stored over opened container of precooked sausage in RIF. Repeat Violation.
12A-16-1 Critical. Observed employee engage in food preparation, handle clean equipment or utensils, or touch unwrapped single-service items, without washing hands. AFTER HANDLING CASH THAN SCOOPING ICE. Corrected On Site.
14-33-1 Observed ice bucket badly ceacked and has large holes
22-20-1 Critical. Observed heavy buildup of slime in the interior of ice machine door.
22-27-1 Critical. Observed food-contact surfaces heavily encrusted with grease and/or soil deposits. Lights sheilds above heat well
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in freezer moderatly soiled with accumulation of food residue.
23-06-1 Observed heavy build-up of food debris on gaskets of 2 door RIF
23-07-1 Observed gaskets moderatly slimy/mold-like build-up. Icecream cooler
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture under 3 bay sink. . Repeat Violation.
36-13-1 Observed heavy grease accumulated under cooking equipment.
36-14-1 Observed grease accumulated on kitchen floor. By grease tank
37-06-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated grease.

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3 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010
Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 4046523
Inspection Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Inspection Number: 2020335
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 5
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08a Critical. Food protection during storage, preparation, display, service, transportation
14 Food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
15 Non-food contact surfaces designed, constructed, maintained, installed, located
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
22 Critical. Food contact surfaces of equipment and utensils clean
23 Non-food contact surfaces clean
29 Plumbing installed and maintained
32 Critical. Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with handsoap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles
37 Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 3709802
Inspection Date: Monday, January 25, 2010
Inspection Number: 1909099
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 9
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-26-1 Critical. Observed raw chicken fingers stored over french fries in RIF. Corrected On Site.
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. On 2 door RIF on cook line
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. Cook line upright RIC
15-31-1 Observed holder for icescoops badly cracked.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed moderatly soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Cook line RIC. Repeat Violation.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed heavy encrusted material on can opener.
29-11-1 Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture. Icemachine
36-15-1 Observed slime debris accumulated on floor behind icemachine.
37-04-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated black debris at icemachine area
37-05-1 Observed wall soiled with accumulated food debris. Fruit station
37-06-1 Observed wall heavily soiled with accumulated grease. Above bun toaster
39-04-1 Exhaust fan inoperable in bathrooms. Repeat Violation.

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 3709803
Inspection Date: Monday, August 31, 2009
Inspection Number: 1909100
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 12
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 4
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
08A-29-1 Critical. Observed uncovered raw beef patties in the WIF
12B-07-1 Critical. Observed an open beverage container on a food preparation table or over/next to clean equipment/utensils. Top of cook line RIC
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. All cook line RIC's
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime in the interior door of ice machine. Bottom door
32-07-1 Critical. Observed bathroom facility not clean. Men's
32-17-1 Critical. Handwashing cleanser lacking at handwashing lavatory. Front line hand sink has sanitizer in both hand dispensers
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Fryers
39-04-1 Exhaust fan inoperable in bathroom. Both restrooms
40-01-1 No suitable facilities provided to store employee clothing and other possessions. Cell phone on the cook line cooler
45-38-2 Critical. ABC Portable fire extinguisher not fully charged located by rear exit. For reporting purposes only.
50-09-1 Critical. Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 3554312
Inspection Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Inspection Number: 1820342
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 15
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 8
Number of Noncritical Violations: 7
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
01B-16-1 Critical. Stop Sale issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse (see Stop Sale Notice). Icecream mix 50F IN ICECREAM Machine
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Icecream mix 50F.
10-04-1 In-use utensil for nonpotentially hazardous food not stored in a clean, protected location. Ice buckets
14-36-1 Observed gaskets/seals on cold holding unit in poor repair. Icecream machine
22-11-1 Critical. Observed cutting board used to cut fruit has a heavy build up of mold like substance
22-17-1 Critical. Observed moderately soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. ALL. Repeat Violation.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed moderate buildup of mold like substance in the interior of ice machine.
22-22-1 Critical. Observed Heavy encrusted material on can opener blade.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler heavily soiled with accumulation of food residue. Icecream machines
23-03-1 Observed moderate build-up of grease on hood filters
29-08-1 3 comp sink is not draining properly which causes the pipes to leak underneath
37-11-1 Observed attached equipment heavily soiled with accumulated dust. Exhaust fan in ladies room
38-10-1 Light not functioning. Walkin cooler
39-04-1 Exhaust fan inoperable in bathroom. Men and womens restroom
50-06-1 Critical. License expired within 30 days after expiration date.

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 3152499
Inspection Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Inspection Number: 1645633
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 9
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 6
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Walkin frezzer is not holding food as a frozen temperature. The ambient temperature is 45F and the coils are completely covered in ice. The food is not completely thawed food is still at a safe temperature.
22-17-1 Critical. Observed moderately soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. ALL gaskets
23-06-1 Observed moderate build-up of food debris on walkin cooler shelves
23-07-1 Observed gaskets with heavy slimy/mold-like build-up. Walkin freezer and walkin cooler
36-13-1 Observed moderate grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Fryers
37-05-1 Observed wall moderately soiled with accumulated food debris. Batter station
37-18-1 Observed moderate dust on ceiling tiles and/or air conditioning vent covers. Throughout facilitiy
50-09-1 Critical. Hotel and Restaurant license not properly displayed.
51-18-1 No copy of latest inspection report.

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 3440173
Inspection Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Inspection Number: 1645634
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Emergency Order Callback Complied - Return visit resulting from a previous facility closure found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 3152500
Inspection Date: Monday, September 15, 2008
Inspection Number: 1645634
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Emergency order recommended - Conditions have been found that endanger the health and safety of the public requiring immediate closure of the establishment.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 5
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-13-1 Critical. Food-contact surfaces not cleaned between uses with fruits and vegetables and potentially hazardous foods. Corrected On Site.
22-20-1 Critical. Observed buildup of moldlike substance in the interior of ice machine.
22-28-1 Critical. Observed interior of reach-in cooler soiled with accumulation of food residue. Shake machines
23-04-1 Observed build-up of mold-like substance on exterior surface of icemachine
35A-05-1 Critical. Observed 20 live small and medium roach activity as evidenced by live roaches found behind and inside cook line RIC
53A-19-1 Critical. Observed expired Food Manager Certification. Joe Martin has class ste up for 11/13/08

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4 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008
Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 3119281
Inspection Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Inspection Number: 1636253
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 3119280
Inspection Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Inspection Number: 1636253
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
03A-07-1 Critical. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Ham 44F,44F chilli and shake mix 44F. Corrected On Site. Moved All phf's to frezzer and other coolers This violation must be corrected by : 05/14/08.
04-01-1 Critical. Cold holding equipment incapable of maintaining potentially hazardous food at proper temperatures. Walkin cooler ambient temperature 46F. This violation must be corrected by : 05/14/08.
27-16-1 Critical. Water not provided/shut off at employee hand wash sink. Front line handsink This violation must be corrected by : 05/14/08. Repeat Violation.
36-15-1 Observed heavy ice build up on walkin frezzer floor
40-04-1 Observed personal care item stored with food. Portable stero on prep table where tomatoes are being sliced.

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 2911922
Inspection Date: Friday, January 04, 2008
Inspection Number: 1577314
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 2
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. Make cooler
29-09-1 Observed handsink in disrepair by shake station Corrected On Site.
36-13-1 Observed grease accumulated under cooking equipment. Fryers
36-22-1 Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water. Under steam table Corrected On Site.
45-38-1 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher not fully charged. Abc by back door in recharge zone

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
License ID: 3546999
Inspection Visit ID: 2911923
Inspection Date: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Inspection Number: 1577315
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Inspection Completed - No Further Action - Sanitary and safety conditions did not warrant a follow-up visit to ensure correction. Establishment will be inspected again at the next routine interval.
Total Number of Violations: 8
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 7
Number of Noncritical Violations: 1
Details
ViolationObservations of Inspector [as written on inspection]
22-17-1 Critical. Observed soiled reach-in cooler gaskets. On all ice cream units
22-21-1 Critical. Observed medium soil buildup inside ice bin at drive thru and island area.
22-24-1 Critical. Observed buildup of slime on soda dispensing nozzles splash plate
23-03-1 Observed heavy build-up of grease and dust on heat lamps over french fries and tator tots
32-22-1 Critical. Observed objectionable odors in men's restroom.
35A-07-1 Critical. Observed several small flying insects at shake station
45-36-1 Critical. Hood suppression system tag out-of-date. 11/06 will be out Today operator spoke to Gary from universal fire.
45-41-1 Critical. Portable fire extinguisher tag not marked for year of expiration

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7 Food Service Inspections for July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2007
Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
Inspection Date: Friday, June 22, 2007
Inspection Number: 1535312
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
Inspection Date: Monday, May 21, 2007
Inspection Number: 1535312
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 13
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 10
Number of Noncritical Violations: 3
Details
1 risk violation of code 12 which requires:
  • “12a - Hands washed and clean, good hygienic practices (observed), alternative operating plan.”
  • “12b - Proper hygienic practices, eating/drinking/smoking (evidence.)”
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 risk violation of code 32 which requires:
  • “Restrooms with self-closing doors, fixtures operate properly, facility clean, supplied with hand soap, disposable towels or hand drying devices, tissue, covered waste receptacles.”
1 critical violation of code 35 which requires:
  • “35a - Presence of insects/rodents. Animals prohibited.”
  • “35b - Outer openings protected from insects, rodent proof.”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 violation of code 40 which requires:
  • “Employee lockers provided and used, clean”
4 critical violations of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 violation of code 51 which requires:
  • “Other conditions sanitary and safe operation”
2 risk violations of code 53 which requires:
  • “53a - Food management certification valid.”
  • “53b - Employee training verification.”

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
Inspection Date: Monday, December 18, 2006
Inspection Number: 1493588
Visit Number: 3
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Admin. complaint recommended
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
Inspection Date: Monday, November 06, 2006
Inspection Number: 1493588
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Extension given, pending
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
Inspection Date: Monday, November 06, 2006
Inspection Number: 1529597
Visit Number: 2
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
Inspection Disposition: Call Back - Complied - Return visit from a previous warning found violations to be corrected.
Total Number of Violations: 0
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 0
Number of Noncritical Violations: 0

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Inspection Number: 1493588
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Routine - Food
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 5
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 3
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
1 violation of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 34 which requires:
  • “Outside storage area clean, enclosure properly constructed”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 50 which requires:
  • “Current license, properly displayed.”

Inspection For: SONIC DRIVE-IN #4361
License Number: 1505341
Inspection Date: Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Inspection Number: 1529597
Visit Number: 1
Inspection Class: Food
Inspection Type: Food-Licensing Inspection
Inspection Disposition: Warning Issued - Sanitary and/or safety conditions require the inspector to return in the near future to ensure corrective action has been taken for violations found.
Total Number of Violations: 6
Number of Critical/Risk Violations: 4
Number of Noncritical Violations: 2
Details
2 violations of code 22 which requires:
  • “Food contact surfaces clean and sanitized.”
1 violation of code 34 which requires:
  • “Outside storage area clean, enclosure properly constructed”
1 violation of code 37 which requires:
  • “Walls, ceilings, and attached equipment, constructed, clean”
1 critical violation of code 45 which requires:
  • “Fire extinguishers - proper and sufficient (For Reporting Purposes Only)”
1 critical violation of code 50 which requires:
  • “Current license, properly displayed.”

NoticeEach restaurant inspection report is a “snapshot” of conditions present at the time of the inspection. On any given day Sonic Drive-In #4361 in Melbourne Florida may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent restaurant inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at Melbourne's Sonic Drive-In #4361.

A summary of violations found during inspections are listed in the Food Service Inspection boxes above. Cited are violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.

Effective January 1, 2013, the Florida Division of Hotels and Restaurants adopted a new three-tiered violation classification system that replaces the "critical" or "non-critical" classification in use up until then. The new system uses the terms "High Priority," "Intermediate" and "Basic" which better define violation information for consumers, making it easier to understand.

In general, High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury. Although the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) uses the term "High Priority", varying degrees of severity and potential risk to the public require inspectors to assess each situation in determining the appropriate action. In addition, while Sonic Drive-In #4361 may have multiple violations, the inspectors' training and judgment formulate the overall result of the inspection to ensure public health and safety.

Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. Basic violations are those which are considered best practices to implement.

Formally, Critical violations were those that, if not corrected, were more likely to contribute directly to food contamination, illness or environmental damage. Noncritical violations did not directly relate to foodborne illness risk, but were preventive measures that included practices and procedures which effectively controled environmental conditions. Left uncorrected, noncritical violations could undermine the overall food safety program of an establishment and lead to the development of critical violations.

While most establishments correct all violations in a timely manner (often during the inspection), the division's procedures are designed to compel compliance with all violations through follow-up visits, administration action or closure when necessary.

Violations listed refer to the revelant section of Florida regulation that has been observed to be deficient during the inspection. Each establishment must comply with the language of the inspection statement. For purposes of enforcement and compliance, the DBPR recognizes the status as printed on the inspection form, although the severity of the violation observed may warrant additional action regardless of its "High Priority/Intermediate/Basic" or "critical/noncritical" designation.


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