The Carthay Circle Restaurant raises prices despite health violations and bad Yelp reviews

Carthay Circle Restaurant (2)

The lounge in Disney California Adventure’s Carthay Circle Restaurant has made some changes in its menu. The biggest change is the addition of two item items: Queso Fundido for $14 and a flatbread pizza for $18. The second biggest change is an upward trend in prices. Several items, such as the $11 Santa Monica deviled eggs, cost $1-$3 more than they did a year ago. Now everything costs $11 or more, with butchers plate of meats, dried fruits and nuts topping the list at $19, according to the Press Enterprise.

Wow.  Those prices are simply awful but this story gets even worse.  The Carthay Circle Restaurant was inspected by the Orange County Health Agency on April 17, 2013.  Here is what they reported:

ROUTINE INSPECTION   Inspection report detail

Improper Holding Temp of PHF (60F-120F), (50F-59F)
Improper Food Storage/Receiving
Lack of/Unsanitary/Condition Walls/Floors/Ceilings
Inappropriate Sanitizer Level/ Lack of Test Strips
Change Room Improper Use/Lack of

Major Violations pose the highest risk of causing food poisoning (or foodborne illness. Major violations are sometimes resolved during the inspection or a reinspection may be scheduled to verify compliance.

Minor Violations pose less risk of causing food poisoning (or foodborne illness), and do not warrant immediate verification of compliance.

Click here to see the results of their previous health inspections.

And wait until you see their Yelp Reviews.  Yikes!

How can Disneyland/California Adventures charge outrageous gourmet prices for a restaurant deemed unsanitary – with horrible Yelp reviews?

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