Old Country Buffet
“Went with my girls because they like choices and the ice cream. About 6pm on 9/6/19. I ate from the taco bar had 2, some roast beef, and meatloaf along with choc milk. After i got homei started feeling crampy thinking i ate too much. About 3 hrs later i... felt nausious and then threw up. I drank some water and went to sleep. Woke up around 2 in the morning and had explosive diharea. Tried to sleep but couldnt. Basically had to go to the bathroom every half hr after that. This has been going on for the last 6 hrs and im only passing yellow liquid. Ive never expierienced such unpleasentness and cramps. So im just drinking gatorade hopeing to hydrate and keep it in. My girls are fine so im assuming it was the taco bar. Stay away from the taco bar. ”
“After not even a full plate of food I found myself running to the bathroom. I had extremely horrible sudden diarrhea. This was Sunday June 30 2019. Today is Tuesday July 2, 2019 and I still have diarrhea and horrible stomach cramps. ”
“Health inspection failure: 05-14-2019
> OBSERVED NO WRITTEN EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY ON THE PREMISES. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED TO HAVE A SIGNED EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY FOR EACH EMPLOYEE. PRIORITY FOUNDATION 7-38-010. NO CITATION ISSUED.
> OBSERVED NO CLEAN UP PROCEDURE AND SUPPLIES FOR VOMIT AND DIARRHEAL EVENTS. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE BOTH.... PRIORITY FOUNDATION 7-38-005. NO CITATION ISSUED.
> OBSERVED APPROXIMATELY 50 LIVE SMALL FLIES ON THE WALLS, CEILING AND ON BOXES OF STOCK AND EQUIPMENT IN THE ELECTRICAL ROOM, DRY STORAGE AREA, FOOD PREP AREAS, AND HALLWAY TO THE DISH WASHING AREA AND DESSERT BAR. ADDITIONAL PEST CONTROL SERVICE IS NEEDED TO MINIMIZE OR ELIMINATE THE PEST ACTIVITY. PRIORITY FOUNDATION 7-38-020(A). CITATION ISSUED.
> OBSERVED NO SIGN ON THE PREMISES TO INFORM CUSTOMERS TO USE A CLEAN PLATE FOR EACH TRIP TO THE BUFFET. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE A SIGN.
> DETAIL CLEAN THE STAINLESS STEEL STORAGE SHELVES IN THE FOOD PREP AREA, THE LIGHT SHIELDS IN THE DISH WASHING AREA AND THE TOP OF DISH MACHINE.
> CLEAN THE WALL AND FLOOR BENEATH THE VENTILATION HOOD WITH ENCRUSTED GREASE. CLEAN THE WALLS OF THE WALK-IN COOLER WITH FOOD SPILLS.
> OBSERVED THE CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGER WITHOUT AN ALLERGEN TRAINING CERTIFICATE. MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTED TO HAVE ALL CERTIFIED FOOD MANAGERS OBTAIN THIS CERTIFICATE.
Source: Chicago Health Dept. ”
“I ate lunch around 2pm and by 6pm I was throwing up and had diearrea all night ”
“Had dinner around 5 PM on February 2, 2019. Ate chili and a nacho salad from the nacho bar, a salad from the regular salad bar and some steak they were serving and just water after I ate I felt extremely full and bloated on my way home I started... feeling very very tired and as the night went on between 7 PM and 1 AM I had extreme stomach pain diarrhea and excessive vomiting. It’s now the next day February 3, 2019 I have absolutely nothing left in my system I’m drinking water and that goes right through me I have muscle soreness. No fever. ”
“Five of us ate at Old Country Buffet at about 1:30 pm on June 5, 2016 Sunday PM. Three of us good food poisoning. My two sisters have sever vomiting and diarrhea on their flight home to Chicago, I had some diarrhea all night long. I think it was the... Tilapia because my wife was free of vomitting, she did not eat the Tilapia. What will you do to prevent recurrence? we will never eat their again. ”