Two local Rally’s shut down after health code violations

Two Rally’s Drive-In Restaurants in Indianapolis have closed after being cited for health code violations, according to the Marion County Public Health Department.

The Rally’s at 3605 Kentucky Ave., on the southwest side of the city, has been closed since Jan. 31, and the the Rally’s at 2950 Madison Street, on the south side, has been closed since early January.

Tampa, Florida-based parent company Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. did not immediately return a phone message asking whether the closures would be permanent.

The Kentucky Avenue location closed after health inspectors discovered the restaurant lacked running water. The water remained out in a follow-up inspection on Feb. 4, and the restaurant has not reopened.

Health inspections at the restaurant in recent months found numerous health violations, including the presence of pests, improper food storage and the lack of a certified food handler. The restaurant had been temporarily closed in October for a leaky roof and in December for a lack of hot water.

The Madison Avenue location was shut down in January after several critical health code violations were discovered, including a broken walk-in cooler, backed up plumbing systems, an unusable restroom and the lack of a certified food handler.

Another Rally’s in Indianapolis, at 3807 W. Washington St., also has closed, but that location’s most recent inspections turned up no health violations.

Rally’s operates at least eight other restaurants in Indianapolis.

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