Jimmy's Bridgeville Family Restaurant re-opens after re-inspection
"I'm glad it's re-opening," said Jeff Severts. "It's been a tradition of ours for years. We're from Virginia Beach. We go to New York a few times a year on business and this is always our stop for lunch on the way up every time."
"I'm a picky eater, so it's the one place I know I'll eat," said Rachael Severts.
"They have really good food," said Karen Reeves of Bridgeville. "It's like a local establishment, you know, when you want to go to dinner real quick that's where you go."
According to Jamie Mack, Chief of Health Systems Protection for Delaware Division of Public Health, the restaurant was ordered to cease and desist operations on Tuesday, Dec. 4th until priority violations were corrected. Public inspection reports list those violations, including roach infestation and improper handling of food. Mack says a re-inspection was conducted Friday morning and the restaurant was approved to re-open.
Restaurant employees tell WRDE the problems have been corrected and the restaurant is "in the best condition it's ever been." One employee explained that new management inherited issues when they took over in September, but they've been aggressively addressing them ever since. Those employees have asked to remain anonymous.
It's a positive message for hungry customers who say family-owned businesses like this are important in the community.
"Jimmy's is a landmark to this area and I've only been here three years and I know that for a fact," said Reeves. "My husband and I go there for breakfast and dinner very often."
"The biscuits are amazing," said Severts. "It's just always something we look forward to every time."
According to DHSS' website, Jimmy's also passed a health inspection back in October.
A list of inspection results for Delaware food establishments from the past two years can be found at https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hsp/Default.aspx