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Vermin Shutting Down a Restaurant Near You

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While vermin living in the kitchen of a restaurant might make for an entertaining animated Disney flick, you wouldn’t be too amused if you found out that furry creatures were running wild in the kitchen of your favorite establishments. Unfortunately, however, they are. A list of these kitchens can be found on Los Angeles Department of Public Health website, which lists all establishments recently shut down for reasons ranging from "vermin infestation" to "gross contamination of utensils/equipment". Doesn't that sound delicious?

Popular 3rd Street spot Doughboys Bakery can be found on this list. Due to an infestation of furry creatures, none of which had the wit of Patton Oswald, Doughboys was shut down from May 30 to June 5.

Among the chains, Subway is the leader in shut down establishments with four, (Sherman Oaks, City of Industry, Compton and South LA). At least the vermin can "eat fresh." Actually only one of the four were shut down as a result of vermin infestation, the Sherman Oaks location. The others were shut down for “unsafe food temperature” and “no hot water.”

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Other noteworthy spots listed include:
The Arsenal
Baja Cantina
Eat Well (Sunset Blvd location)

All of these have since, re-opened. West Hollywood breakfast hot spot Hugo’s however remains closed since being shut down on May 10 for “Gross contamination of utensils/equipment,” “Prevention of entrance and harborage of vermin” and “Vermin infestation”.

The list can be found here.