New York Chick Fil A Closed After Cluck Ton Of Health Violations

Chick Fil A may be fast food (deep fried, salt engulfed, high calorie fast food), but it’s different from other fast food options. The service is usually great, the people are friendly, and the store itself is always pretty damn clean. Well, the good name of Chick Fil A has now been tarnished as it’s new New York location has been shut down for a cluck ton of health violations (cluck ton, damn I’m good).

“According to the NYC Health department, more than 28 violation points would get a restaurant a “C” grade – the worst grade a restaurant can get in the city. Records currently show the grade for this Chick-fil-A restaurant is “grade pending.”

Here are the six violations the health department reported on December 24:
1. Cold food item held above 41 degrees except during necessary preparation.
2. Food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140 degrees to 70 degrees or less within 2 hours, and from 70 degrees to 41 degrees or less within 4 additional hours.
3. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.
4. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service.
5. Wiping cloths soiled or not stored in sanitizing solution.
6. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.”

Damn. Biggest choke job from New York since the Mets blew the World Series. You have ONE, ONE Chick Fil A and you can’t even handle that? If there’s one New Years Resolution this city should make it’s to turn this fiasco around and give the people the Chick Fil A they deserve. They were so wrapped up with protecting the city on New Years that they completely missed that a brand new Chick Fil A was going to shit right before their eyes. Inexcusable. I’d load up Jason Pierre Paul’s clubbed hand up with kitchen cleaner and have him scrub until the damn thing falls off. But for real I’m still going to eat at Chick Fil A regardless, obviously. Vermin, Shmermin. Just pour some Chick Fil A sauce on the affected areas and everything will be good to go. Plus, even though it got a “C” grading, that ain’t too bad in my book. C’s get degrees and now apparently C’s get diseased but in this case you literally have to risk it to get the biscuit. Last thing, if this doesn’t improve soon we have to bring out the big guns in there and we all know that’s Jon Taffer and his squad. Save yourself the embarrassment and humiliation, Chick Fil A, you’re better than this.


Dude Taken Into Custody After Wielding Samurai Sword In Apple Store

Samurai sword in an apple store, hey that rhymes! Ok so a man has just been taken into custody after waving a samurai sword in the Apple store in Midtown, Manhattan.

“A man was taken into custody after allegedly waving a samurai sword around inside the flagship Apple Store in Manhattan.

It happened around 4 p.m. Friday at the 59th Street and 5th Avenue Apple Store location.

Police say that the man entered the store and was yelling and menacing with the sword.”

I usually tell my friends that I can’t handle New York because of all the craziness and looneys roaming around. This is not one of those instances. This man gets it, good for him. Going to the Apple store is starting to rival the all time most dreadful excursions one can make such as going to the dentist or DMV. First, you have to make an appointment (like you’re going to the fucking dentist), then you check in with one of the Apple creatures and they tell you to wait and they’ll get you when they’re ready. Then, while you’re waiting you look around the store, tempted to buy new cool looking shit even though the reason you’re there is because the old cool looking shit that you bought isn’t even working right. Then you finally get up to the nerd, er, genius* and they try to rush you out like you’re an old ex they saw on a sidewalk, brushing off the stupid questions you ask and making you feel dumber than you really are (I’m sorry I don’t know how the cloud works, GOSH). This guy probably just didn’t have the patience to deal with the nonsense and started waving a samurai sword to expedite the process. Either that or he was trying to give a haircut to an employee which would make total sense since a samurai sword is probably the only effective instrument that could cut those mops. The guy gets a D- for timing though, with all that’s going on in the world I’m not quite sure you should start waving samurai swords around in crowded places…IT’S JUST TOO SOON. He doesn’t get an F because I don’t know the exact reasoning for this behavior, like if his phone was out of warranty by a day or something then he’s in the clear. Anyways, I’m going to go waste my life away on this expensive Apple product that I bought to make my life more productive, ciao.


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Gratz’s Grumblings: Winners And Losers From Round 1

Round 1 of the NFL Draft is officially in the books and while Thursday night might have been a little, say, anticlimactic, it still gave NFL fans what they ultimately wanted: new players for their beloved professional football teams. As you know, not all drafts are created equal, with some fans rejoicing, and some feeling dejected as they prepare for another year of misery and shame. Well, Gratzfeed and their team of super analysts (me, Gratz) are here to break it down for yall. Let’s begin, shall we?


New York Jets: Leonard Williams- DT- USC

There seemed to be a universal consensus that Williams was the overall best player in this years draft. However, due to the importance and need for elite quarterbacks, along with other teams drafting for need, Williams saw his draft stock take a small tumble. Now he ends up in New York with hot new Head Coach Todd Bowles, a defensive oriented mind who will know how to utilize this Jets d-line. They say that Williams is more prone to shine in a 3-4 compared to a 4-3, which Bowles prefers to run, but I’m confident Bowles will figure out a way to make it all work. Additionally, the Jets are rumored to be entertaining trade rumors for Mohammed Wilkerson. Now, if they trade him, they will compensate with Williams, but if they keep him, they will have a monstrous d-line that will give opposing quarterbacks nightmares.


San Diego Chargers: Melvin Gordon- RB- Wisconsin

Interesting turn of events for the Chargers. Just a few days ago there were rumors that the team could deal their franchise QB Phillip Rivers (going into the last year of his contract), who appeared to be fed up with the teams lack of progress. Now, the team has apparently declared (you can never say never in this league though) that they will not trade the 30 year old and then traded up two spots and snagged Wisconsin stud Melvin Gordon. Running Back was an excruciating position for the Bolts last year as they finished 30th in rushing and lost their injury prone “starter” Ryan Matthews in free agency to the Eagles. Melvin Gordon is tall, shredded, and just a total bull and immediately fills a glaring need for the Chargers.

Denver Broncos- Shane Ray- DE- Missouri

Ray could have easily been a top ten pick this year. The problem was that just days before the draft he was caught with marijuana possession, which lets be honest is really fucking stupid if you’re about to get drafted and make millions of dollars. But, it happened and he was already being questioned because of a foot problem which still remains a little murky. Denver is the perfect landing spot for him though, not because pot’s legal, but because he’s going to a veteran team, with strong leadership that will take care of any off the field problems he has. Listen, if you have Peyton Manning on your team you’re not going to want to fuck up for some stupid shit. Also, he’ll have Demarcus Ware guiding him as well, who’s nearing the end of his career as well, showing him how the position is played and grooming him to eventually take the reigns. Ray could have been a riskier pick elsewhere, but with veteran leadership in Denver I think the Broncos took a high upside guy who has the opportunity to learn from some of the best.


Cincinnati Bengals: Cedric Ogbuehi- OT- Texas A&M

The Bengals have been notorious for early playoff exits, despite having a quarterback (who’s paid) like a superstar, and an actual bonafide superstar in AJ Green. Of course, it’s important to have offensive lineman to protect your stars, but the issue here is that Ogbuehi tore his ACL in December and is seen as more of a project. Why would you take a project if you’re trying to win now? They got bounced in the wild card round by the Colts, making you think they would look to add a difference maker who can immediately come in to contribute. They were also lacking a pass rush last year and with a lot of talented prospects falling, it would have been a good opportunity to take a risk on one of them. Ogbuehi could someday end up to be a fixture on the Bengals line but, given their roster, for this draft they should have been more focused on the now instead of the future.


St. Louis Rams: Todd Gurley- RB- Georgia

Listen, I don’t have anything against Todd Gurley, I think he’s an absolute stud and has the highest upside out of any running back in this years class. I don’t even mind that he’s another guy coming off an ACL injury either (I swear I don’t hate all injury picks). The problem with this one was how high the Rams took him and the multitude of other positions the Rams needed to fill. Who’s going to block for him? The Rams had one of the worst O-lines last year, throwing Gurley behind those dudes seems just cruel. The Rams might have even been able to trade down, stockpile some additional picks, and still grab Gurley. If they traded down and Gurley was scooped up by another team they could have still gotten a rusher, perhaps Melvin Gordon, or just draft one of the other positions they desperately need to improve on. I hope I’m wrong on this one, I hope he makes a full recovery and has an amazing career (he’s not going to be Adrian Peterson though) and bucks the trends of teams not drafting rushers high. But for now, I think the Rams could have filled more important needs.