The Manhattan restaurant the place a pair claims they discovered a complete rodent of their meals supply order has been pressured to hit the pause button on serving meals … the Well being Division has closed the joint.
Gammeeok, a Korean restaurant on the heart of a current lawsuit, obtained shut down Wednesday after an inspection …. in response to Fabien Levy, a rep for NYC Mayor Eric Adams.
TMZ broke the story … a pair filed a lawsuit this week claiming they ordered meals from Gammeeok over the weekend and found a useless rodent of their soup, an allegation the restaurant disputes.
Levy tells TMZ … “No New York Metropolis restaurant is permitted to have mice or rats on the menu and we’re investigating additional. Our high precedence is defending the well being of New Yorkers and if a restaurant has circumstances that threaten our metropolis’s diners, they are going to be shut down.”
The restaurant already has signage up on the door displaying they have been closed by the Well being Division. The eatery additionally seems to have put up its personal signal claiming they’re shuttered due to “upkeep.”
Our sources say Well being Division inspectors discovered rat droppings on the restaurant, and meals was not being saved on the appropriate temperature. We’re additionally advised the eatery didn’t have a skilled supervisor on website.
The restaurant should bounce by some hoops to open again up … we’re advised Gammeeok might want to appropriate all of the violations they obtained dinged for, plus pay any fines imposed by the town.
Our sources say Gammeeok was additionally working with out the correct permits, regardless of a number of warnings from the Well being Division to resume their paperwork.
Within the lawsuit, the couple additionally claimed Gammeeok had gotten a C grade from the Well being Division in January, the worst attainable letter grade.
Rats are an enormous downside within the Huge Apple … a lot so, Mayor Adams needs to rent a “rat czar” to rid the town of rodents.
It appears like a “rat czar” might be employed quickly … we’re advised there’s been a “super response” to the job posting.