Chicken Rico at 77 H St. NW had a “gross insanitary occurrence or condition that may endanger public health including but not limited to heavy infestation of vermin,” according to a D.C. Department of Health notice.
The agency didn’t immediately provide any further details about the closure. DOH typically releases full reports on restaurant closures a few days after its inspections.
Juan Sanchez, a Chicken Rico manager, told Hill Now he hopes the agency will allow the restaurant to reopen this afternoon. The eatery can start serving customers again if it passes a follow-up inspection.
“It was just fruit flies,” he said.
Image via Chicken Rico