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How clean is your local Golden Corral?

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jul 09, 2013
and last updated 2014-07-17 15:20:26-04

A YouTube video made by an employee at one Golden Corral Restaurant in Florida is getting a lot of attention, and for all the wrong reasons.

Brandon Huber picked up a camera as the restaurant was about to face a health inspection and detailed how meat was kept outside during the process. Huber’s video has already been viewed more than 2 million times. Golden Corral released a statement saying none of the food on the video was served to customers and that the manager in charge has been fired.

That video may have been in Florida, but it got our ABC2 News Investigators wondering. What about the Golden Corral restaurants in our area? So our team worked for you and examined the health inspection efforts and discovered the following:

The Golden Corral in Glen Burnie was inspected on May 13. Inspectors there found food not held at a properly cold temperature. That’s a critical violation. When Anne Arundel County leaders went back for another inspection three days later, a similar violation was found.

The Golden Corral in Aberdeen was inspected in early June and Harford County inspectors found food not held at the proper cold and proper warm temperatures. But, during a re-inspection two weeks later, no violations were found.

The Golden Corral located along Rossville Boulevard in Baltimore County had no critical violations during its most recent inspection in February.

The Golden Corral at Arundel Mills had no critical violations in the past six months.

Golden Corral’s corporate headquarters did not return a call seeking comment.