8 restaurants receive excellent ratings from food inspectors


According to Pinal County Environmental Services, 10 inspections were done from Feb. 17 to March 2.     


Excellent rating   

  • Burger King (Inspected Feb. 28) 
  • The New HQ (Inspected March 1) 
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza (Inspected Feb. 23) 
  • McDonald’s, 20700 N. John Wayne Parkway (Inspected March 1) 
  • Our Lady of Grace Church (Inspected Feb. 24) 
  • Santa Rosa Elementary (Inspected March 1) 
  • Sunrise Preschool (Inspected Feb. 28) 
  • The Box Meat Shop (Inspected March 1) 


Satisfactory rating 


Carniceria Sonora (Inspected March 1) 


  • Internal temperatures of cooked beef held in the walk-in freezer with a date mark of Feb. 27 was 48-49°F (<41°F required). Manager stated the meat was cooked on Feb. 28, not as labeled.  

Hot holding 

  • Internal temperatures of cooked pork held in cook line prep cooler was 97-103°F. Manager was instructed to reheat pork to at least 165°F, and to maintain it at 135°. 

Food labelling 

  • Operator is sealing house-made packaged salsas and pico de gallo without food labels. 


Tacos N’ More (Inspected March 1) 


  • Internal temperatures of cooked soup held in walk-in cooler were 48-51°F (<41°F required). 

Time Control 

  • Items in the walk-in and reach-in coolers had expired dates. Pork was marked with the date Feb. 20, and the green salsa was marked Feb. 22. 

Cleanliness of floors, walls and ceilings 

  • Walls and coving around the door leading into dry storage are damaged. Throughout the food preparation areas and floor tiles were missing and damaged. 


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