Well, this is a little unsettling. The popular Ybor City hamburger hangout, Hamburger Mary's has been closed by the Division of Hotels and Restaurants due to rodent activity in the kitchen area of the restaurant.
According to ABC Action News, state inspectors found over 75 rodent droppings throughout the Hamburger Mary's, a violation critical enough for the inspectors to order the restaurant to close temporarily. This was two weeks ago during the week ending on March 10. By the looks of the Hamburger Mary's Facebook page, they're definitely up and running again and have been since, at least, St. Patrick's Day. We'll venture to guess this means the violations have been corrected.
In addition, the state also issued a stop sale order to Hamburger Mary's because over 20 gallons of chili was not properly cooled from 135 degrees down to 41 degrees in the proper time frame.
Over the last 14 months, Hamburger Mary's had 40 critical violations including food stored on the floor, potentially hazardous food thawing in standing water, and raw animal food stored over cooked food.