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Raleigh Fast Food Restaurant Ordered to Close

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RALEIGH — A Raleigh restaurant planned to openMonday morning despite sewage backed up on the floor, but a healthinspector had other ideas. The inspector ordered Church's Chicken on NewBern Avenue to close until a septic line can be fixed and the restaurantcleaned.

Inspector Ed Jackson of the Wake County Health Department told WRAL TV5'sInvestigative Reporter orReal Audiofile.

The plumbing problems inside provided a big surprise to patrons waitingoutside the restaurant.

By mid-morning Monday the manager had posted a sign and was turningpatrons away. He told Watson that he had not planned to open.

The health inspector said the Church's was open until he told them toshut down. He said he thought the restaurant shouldhave closed immediately.

Jackson said the restaurant will not be allowed to reopen until theclogged septic line is repaired and the floor has been cleaned with achlorine solution. Then he must reinspect the restaurant.

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