WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- A review of inspections of an H Street N.E. McDonald's, which was suspended for continuing to operate despite a sewage back-up, shows previous violations since 2011 including storing buns in the bathroom, mice, and roaches.
In addition to the McDonald's suspension, the week ending October 5th, inspectors closed three additional establishments in the District, and seized food in a Prince George's County closure.
Inspectors say when they walked into McDonald's Express, 841 H St. N.E, the store was operating with a sewage back-up created by a broken garbage disposal.
Inspectors also recorded McDonald's chicken as being held at 133 degrees which is below the 141 degrees experts set as hot enough to slow contamination.
It wasn't the first time the H St. McDonald's has had a run-in with the health department.
Inspectors shut down the same McDonald's last year citing mice, unclean conditions, and operating with no hot water.
In 2011 inspectors cited the same McDonald's for roaches, dirty soda nozzles, and for storing their famous buns in the restroom.
McDonald's declined our interview request, but issued a statement.
"I take these matters seriously," said McDonald's Franchisee Bhupendra Shah
"The concerns...were corrected immediately."
"I am conducting additional training....specifically (to) include a review of food safety and health department requirements."
Written By: Russ Ptacek, WUSA