When the boss is away — the mice will play!
Justin Timberlake’s restaurant Southern Hospitality is attracting more than just fans — it’s currently home to vermin! EWW!
Justin and his friends/co-owners of Southern Hospitality, Trace Alaya (left), and Eytan Sugarman (right) during the grand opening in 2007. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The 34-year-old’s upscale NYC BBQ restaurant allegedly failed to meet sanitary requirements during a recent health inspection, Radar Online reports.
On Jul. 14, 2015, inspectors found “evidence of mice or live mice present in the facility’s food and/or non-food areas,” according to a New York City Department of Health report.
They also wrote that the “food contact surface” was “not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred.”
The restaurant was deemed “critical” and given a “grade pending mark.”
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Justin and wife, Jessica Biel, attend his birthday dinner at Southern Hospitality in 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
What we can’t get over is that this southern cuisine eatery has a history of controversy!
Back in 2013, Justin’s Memphis-inspired restaurant was downgraded to a B after an inspection. Then, the following year, a female employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit after she claimed she was “degraded” by her male colleagues — including co-owner and Justin’s friend, Eytan Sugarman.
Let’s hope this Grammy singer can turn his restaurant troubles around — he may even need to fire some people — dirty pop shouldn’t be code for dirty food.