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Cook's Private Butchering Closes Restaurant

Posted December 23, 2006

— A Mexican restaurant closed voluntarily after authorities confirmed that a cook had slaughtered at least one goat in the kitchen, police said.

Managers at Banditos at 122 S. Churton St. decided to close while Orange County Health Department officials investigated the report, Hillsborough police Lt. Davis Trimmer said.

The cook, whose name was not released, butchered the animal for his own use, and the meat was not served to customers, Trimmer said.

The restaurant owner and managers told police they did not know what the cook was doing and that they were proud to have earned a health-inspection grade of 98.

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  • geowilrlst Dec 29, 2006

    Hmmm , maybe the should check out the local Asian Resturants ! Meoww !

  • briandenton Dec 25, 2006

    "What's taking my goat burger so long.....are they having to kill the goat first!"

  • lovecarolinagutters Dec 25, 2006

    With all the low sanitation grade restaraunts we have around here, you'd think they could have fined them or something. Goat or no goat a 98% is good.

  • astewart709 Dec 25, 2006

    Goat meat is good for you. That is something he should of done at home. He did not have to take it to his work place.

  • Sandtiger Dec 24, 2006

    At least they can say thats the freshest meat you'll ever find! :)

  • ncsufamily24 Dec 23, 2006

    Banditos? Sounds like an appropriate name for the place....

  • BlindJustice Dec 23, 2006

    Ain't nothing like some polo goat..

  • Just my thought Dec 23, 2006

    That's a first. Can't say I've ever heard of that before.