The Mecklenburg and Iredell County health departments conducted inspections at the following Lake Norman-area restaurants from March 21 to April 1:

Lowest Scores

• Lupie’s Café, 101 S. Old Statesville Road: 92.5

Employees seen handling food without washing hands after returning to dining area; ground beef stored over pork, food stored in containers on the floor of freezer; some foods not stored at proper temperature.

• Showmar’s Restaurant, 9605 Sherrill Estates Road: 94.5

Employee seen handling raw food and ready-to-eat food while wearing same gloves; sanitizer not at proper concentration.

Huntersville

• Café 100, 100 Huntersville-Concord Road: 98

• Firehouse Subs, 9826 Gilead Road: 96

• Southlake Exxon, 14910 N.C. 73: 95

• Food Lion, 706 Gilead Road: 101

– Market: 99.5

• Lowe’s Foods, Market, 13108 Eastfield Road: 96

– Seafood: 98

• CiCi’s Pizza, 14205 Reese Blvd: 96

• Easy Eddie’s, 12125 Statesville Road: 97.5

• Food Lion, Deli, 9548 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road: 100

– Market: 99.5

• Friendly’s Ice Cream, 9818 Gilead Road: 98

• House of Taipei, 16500 Northcross Drive: 95.5

• The Original New York Bagels, 11725 Verhoeff Drive: 97.5

• Panera Bread, 905 Knockando Lane: 97.5

• Sam’s Mart, 9701 Sam Furr Road: 95.5

• Taxco Mexican Grill, 9719 Sam Furr Road: 99

• Wendy’s, 14319 Statesville Road: 100.5

Cornelius

• Bojangles’, 20214 W. Catawba Ave.: 99

• Food Lion, 20125 N. Main St.: 100

– Seafood & Market: 100.5

• Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant, 19429 Knox Road: 98

• Thai Marlai Restaurant, 19700 One Norman Blvd.: 95.5

• Atami Express Japanese Grill Restaurant, 8301 Magnolia Estates: 97

• Brooklyn South Pizzaria, 19400 Jetton Road: 95

• Domino’s Pizza, 20601 Torrence Chapel Road: 97.5

• Wendy’s, 20410 W. Catawba Ave.: 99.5

Davidson

• Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse, 215 S. Main St.: 98

Northlake Mall area

• Olive Garden, 8225 Northlake Commons Blvd.: 96

• Sports Page Food & Spirits, 8400 Belhaven Blvd.: 97

• Super Target, Deli, 9841 Northlake Center Pkwy.: 100

– Market, 102

Mooresville

• Corine’s Café, 694 Plaza Drive: 99

• Fat Boys Restaurant, 114 Days Inn Drive: 95

• I Bambini’s, 2787 Charlotte Hwy.: 97

• Isy Bell’s Café, 1043 N. Main St.: 97

• Kyoto at the Lake, 482 River Hwy.: 97.5

• Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road: 102

• No. 1 China Buffet, 350 W. Plaza Drive: 95

• Brian Center H&R, 752 E. Center St.: 100

• Cozumel, 120 Market Place Ave.: 98.5

• Epic Chophouse, 104 S. Main St.: 101

• Great China II, 973 N. Main St.: 95.5

• J.J. Wasabi’s Grill & Bar, 183 N. Main St.: 95

• Lancaster’s BBQ, 515 Rinehardt Road: 101

• Lotus Chinese Restaurant, 163 E. Plaza Drive: 99.5

• Lowes Building B Café, 1000 Lowes Blvd.: 100.5

• Lowes South, 1000 Lowes Blvd.: 98.5

• Mint Indian Cuisine, 591 N. River Hwy.: 93

• Sky Mountain Coffee, 100 Lowes Blvd.: 102

• Small Fry Diner, 694 Brawley School Road: 96.5

• Ten O’Clock Charlies, 455 Plaza Drive: 96

• Yami Restaurant, 1098 Brawley School Road: 96

About the grades

Restaurants are given grades of A for scoring at least 90 percent, B for 80 to 89 percent and C for 70 to 79 percent. The state revokes permits for restaurants that score below 70 percent.

Restaurants are eligible for two bonus points if an employee has completed a food service sanitation program within three years.

For more details on restaurants go to http://mecklenburg.digitalhealthdepartment.com or www.co.iredell.nc.us/Departments/Health/ratings.asp.

– Compiled by staff