No Orders Online, No Phone Orders, No Curbside. Manager: If You Don’t Want A Line, Leave. Latest Inspection Report.
Employee Seen Without Mask.
UPDATED: With latest violations from Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Ben’s Delicatessen in the Reserve Shopping Center (Clint Moore and 441) doesn’t want your business. While other restaurants are doing everything they can to stay afloat, Ben’s management is complaining that it has too much business, so is refusing online or phone orders — creating a social distancing issue at its store. While passing inspection, the restaurant received 3 high priority violations, five intermediate violations and 3 basic violations during its most recent review on November 4th, 2020. The violations are listed below.
It also appears to have a mask problem with at least one employee. The woman above was seen not wearing a mask for at least half an hour.
A line Friday evening was inexplicably lengthy because the restaurant refused to accept online or phone orders as the Hanukkah holiday entered its second night.
Manager Joseph Alberti angrily told BocaNewsNow.com that the restaurant can’t handle online or phone orders and doesn’t have to. He said anyone who doesn’t want to wait in a line should go somewhere else.
Other restaurants in the area are going out of their way to ensure customer safety by promoting curbside and other contactless options.
It was not immediately clear when Palm Beach County’s COVID Education and Compliance Team last visited the location.
But the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspected Ben’s Kosher Deli on November 4th. While it “met inspection standards” during the visit, inspectors did list 11 violations, including three high priority violations. Among the violations:
“High Priority — Shell eggs held at room temperature with an ambient air temperature greater than 45 degrees (F) at kitchen being held less than four hours. Employee ice down on food. ***Repeat Violation.***”
“High Priority — Shell eggs in use or stored with cracks or broken shells at prep station. Employee discarded eggs.”
“High Priority — Time/temperature control for safety food hot held at less than 135 degrees (F) or above. Potato Knish 124 (degrees) at front grill station being held less than four hours. Employee time marked on food. ***Repeat Violation***. Read the complete report, below.
Ben’s other locations include Bayside, New York; Carlilse Place, New York; Greenvale, New York; Manhattan; Scarsdale, NY; and Woodbury, New York.
Here is the complete inspection report for Ben’s Kosher in Boca Raton. If you are reading in a news app, use this link to access.
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