After doing my opinion piece on this utterly hurtful new restaurant sign law directed by the EOHU after getting rubber stamped by council we decided to do our yearly review and it laid out a scary future for the hospitality industry in our region.
While most people get the Green, Yellow, & Red system what they most likely not realize is how this is graded and how one location can get a yellow for one or two minor offenses and another have four or more and still be green?
There isn’t a single eatery I wouldn’t dine at based on this flawed system that will only hurt local business.
Here are some screen caps from the EOHU website showing their exact reports during 2015. You decide if it’s fair or accurate.
The worst offender for 2015 was the Family Corner restaurant with not only multiple yellow cards, but each having more than the average offenses.
In May they were cited for 11 out of 43 food safety standards!
They only had 7 citations in June.
Panda Restaurant was given a yellow with only a single citation. Both are yellow, but certainly both are not equal.
Summer Heights Golf Club, where the cliquey political people love to golf had 5 citations yet still were green.
Does that make any sense to you?
Here, in no special order are eateries that were yellow carded during 2015. Should any of them have to wear a badge on their doors like a fiscal Jewish star during WWII?
Wok Express 2 citations
Wing Hing 2 citations
Rems Tap House
Monkland Mini Mart
Burger King 2nd Street
South Stormont had a higher amount of locations get cited by the EOHU
Jimmy’s in Ingleside
La Bella Pizza Ingleside
The Nautica Grill had 11 citations.