Papa Dans Pizza Informative - Poor, dangerous food service
LA QUINTA, CALIFORNIA -- We had reservations for 6:00 PM We arrived at 5:30 and waited 1 1/2 hours past our reservation time, without being seated. We decided to order our food "Take-out" due to the delay. While waiting, we observed the following:
Type of Complaint: Food Complaint
Business Name if Applicable: Papa Dans Pizza
Address and/or Location: 79410 Hwy 111
City/Community: La Quinta
Time and Date of Occurrence: 8-31-07 19:00
Complaint Details: Food workers were wearing plastic gloves, while preparing food, but were dripping sweat from their heads and arms, all over the pizza dough they were rolling out. I witnessed a worker drop pizza pans on the soiled floor behind the counter, only to pick them up from the floor and use them to make pizzas. Then another employee who was preparing pizza dough, wearing gloves while handling the food, picked up a ringing phone with his gloved hands, took an order, then hung up the phone after taking the order. He then grabbed a napkin from the counter, wiped the sweat from his forehead with his still gloved hand, and proceeded to go back to rolling/tossing pizzas with the same gloved hands.
This is going to make someone sick and is unsanitary. We walked out without ordering.The entire time, the manager was standing at the counter, and said nothing to the employees.