CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — After a three-month hiatus due to the pandemic, we are pleased to report our Kitchen Cops segment is back.
We have four perfect scores today, all inside La Palmera Mall.
First up, the Bourbon Street Candy Company on the second floor of the mall.
Beth Mills and her husband have owned this place more than 20 years and have earned several perfect scores from inspectors over the years.
She told us they’re surviving.
“Just ‘cause there’s a bump in the road, doesn’t mean we have to give in," Mills said.
She says they were completely closed for four weeks, but business is coming back little by little.
Employees are required to wear masks and gloves, and customers are asked to sanitize their hands before coming in the store.
“Everybody took a hit.," she said. "Everybody did. We’re approaching this with a survivor attitude. So everybody shifts a little. We will survive.”
Just a few feet away, Great American Cookies, also on the 2nd floor of the mall, earned a perfect score. That's one of their managers, Jeremy, displaying their second sticker.
Next up, HJ Smoothies Creamery in the mall's food court.
That’s the owner, Lam Nguyen, who says they were closed for a couple weeks,
But this is a family business, so they’ll survive.
Our fourth perfect score goes to Chick-fil-A in the food court.
Their general manager, Victoria Uresti, tells us employees must wear masks and goves and have their temperature checked before starting their shift.
If it’s too high, they are sent home, and can’t return unless they have a note from a doctor.
They are Just keeping it clean and safe for the rest of us.