In the mood to dine out in Maricopa this weekend? There’s no shortage of tasty and safe options, according to this latest restaurant inspection report from the Pinal County Health Department.   

Health inspectors visited 18 eateries in Maricopa from Aug. 18 to Sept. 6 and dinged only a pair with violations. 

This report has six more “excellent” ratings than our previous report that spanned Aug. 3 to Aug. 17. 


  • Amberlynn’s Sweet Treats (inspected Aug. 5) 
  • Desert Wind Middle School (inspected Sept. 5) 
  • Children’s Learning Adventure Childcare Centers (inspected Sept. 5) 
  • Leading Edge Academy (inspected Aug. 24) 
  • McDonald’s — 20850 N. John Wayne Parkway (inspected Aug. 30) 
  • The New HQ (inspected Aug. 31) 
  • Panda Express (inspected Aug. 24) 
  • Province Community Association Clubhouse (inspected Aug. 5) 
  • Rili B’s Taco Shop (inspected Aug. 7) 
  • Saddleback Elementary (inspected Aug. 24) 
  • Santa Cruz Elementary (inspected Aug. 5) 
  • Santa Rosa Elementary (inspected Aug. 31) 
  • Sequoia Pathway Academy (inspected Aug. 24) 
  • Thai Chili 2 Go (inspected Aug. 18) 
  • Water and Ice (inspected Aug. 30) 
  • Wendy’s (inspected Aug. 24) 



  • Handwashing sinks: Water to a handwash sink near the takeout prep line was not available. 
  • Chemical sanitation: Staff used a sanitizer dispenser hose on a pan, immediately rinsed it off with water, and placed it on a rack to dry. Sanitizer is to be on dishware for at least one minute. 

Jersey Mike’s Subs 

  • Cleaning: Buildup of debris on floors throughout food prem and walk-in cooler areas. 
  • Cooling: Temperature of shredded lettuce in walk-in cooler was between 47 and 50 degrees. Less than 41 degrees is required.