What happens when a restaurant refuses health order to close: Nothing (maybe double-secret probabtion)

The Allegheny County Health Department issued a second notice of closure to Rudy’s Submarines at 270 Yost Boulevard Friday after the restaurant’s health permit was suspended Thursday.

rudys-submarinesRudy’s was ordered to close for failing to correct numerous violations, according to the Health Department. The violations include lacking a certified food protection manager, as well as not having a hand washing sink in a food preparation area, hot water in a hand washing sink, soap to wash hands or date-marking equipment.

In addition, the Health Department said that a “food contact surface” at the restaurant on Yost Boulevard was not properly cleaned and sanitized, and the floor and ceiling were in poor condition.

Although Rudy’s health permit was suspended Thursday, the Health Department found that the restaurant remained open Friday. It was again ordered to close.