• 9 Investigates numerous failed health inspections at shuttered UCF restaurants

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    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Two restaurants at the University of Central Florida Student Union were recently shut down over health safety concerns, but some students were wondering why it took so long.

    Channel 9 has uncovered nearly a dozen health inspection reports detailing filthy conditions at Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders and Asian Chao Restaurants.

    Violations were first uncovered more than two months ago and included things like roaches, rotten food behind the counter and black algae growing in one of the soda machines, the reports say.

    Students were shocked to hear about the violations found at the restaurants were so many of them ate regularly.

    “I’m a little bit worried that I ate there now, man,” Charles Maloney said.

    The inspections at the restaurants span three months and all but one received an unsatisfactory rating.

    Student Brett Constantine said the email sent out by administrators did not downplay the situation.

    “It said something about ‘unimaginable conditions,’” he said.

    UCF had given the restaurants 30 days to correct the issues and shut them down when it didn’t happen.

    University officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why the restaurants were allowed to continue operating for so long.

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