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Two of the nine Maricopa eateries inspected by the Pinal County health department Nov. 16-Dec. 14 received black marks. While the Province Clubhouse had more observed infractions, netting an “S” rating, Sunrise Café received a dreaded “N” for one ongoing problem.

Province had various infractions concerning the hand-wash sink, hand-washing practice and use of gloves. Sunrise Café was dinged for appliances cold holding at 47-49 degrees instead of the required maximum 41 degrees. It was written up for having no food manager certification present, noted as a repeat violation since December 2016.


Excellent [No violations found]

Children’s Learning Adventure

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Circle K, 18141 N. John Wayne Parkway

Firehouse Subs

McDonald’s, 41710 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.


QuikTrip – Kitchen


Satisfactory [Violations corrected during inspection]

Province Community Association Clubhouse


Needs improvement [Critical items noted during inspection cannot be corrected immediately requiring follow-up inspection]

Sunrise Café


Unacceptable [Gross, unsanitary conditions necessitating the discontinuation of service]


This item appears in the January issue of InMaricopa.