Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges’ Straits restaurant has been the site of many a social event in Atlanta, but it failed its last health inspection with a surprisingly low score.
Luda’s restaurant received a failing score of 67 and an unsatisfactory in a January 31st surprise inspection by the city.
Violations found during the inspection included inadequate food storage, unclean and unsanitary food contact surfaces, inadequate hand washing facilities, unclean nonfood contact surfaces, food not dated and marked properly.
Ludacris responded to the matter via the following statement issued through his publicist:
Unfortunately – yes, our most recent health inspection score is unacceptable. Serving fabulous food in a clean and welcoming environment is a top priority for us.
While we scored 91 on our 2010 inspection, the codes have since changed and thus we were sited for breaking new codes such as permits posted 15-feet from entrance instead of 19-feet and not having actual “no smoking” signs posted in the building.
Our kitchen remains spotless and cleanliness is a huge priority for us. We have fixed all of the violations and are waiting for a new inspection. We will report the results accordingly. ~ Liz Lapidus
According to SandraRose, the health inspector will conduct another test this week. I’m praying they pass because I’ve been craving some kung pao lollipops for a minute now.