BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Rusty's Pizza on Olive Drive has reopened after being closed for nearly two weeks.
Kern County Public Health official Michelle Corson confirmed to 23ABC the business reopened on Monday. According to the Safe Diner website, the business reopened with a "B" grade.
The Health Department closed down the pizza parlor on Olive Drive near Highway 99 due to a rodent infestation and other violations on January 30th.
Health officials observed a live rat behind carbon dioxide tanks in the soda storage room.
They also saw debris buildup under cooking equipment and refrigeration units, a dirty floor drain near the cash register where the soda machine was draining to, and according to a pest control invoice a rodent was found in the kitchen and dining area.
Rodent droppings were also found throughout the facility.
23ABC looked into the business and determined the owner of the Rusty's on Olive Dr. that was shut down, also owns three other Rusty locations, according to the health department.