Popular Concord Restaurant Closed Due to Rat Infestation

A popular East Bay restaurant was shut down Wednesday night because of a rodent infestation.

Lin's Chinese Buffet on Willow Pass Road in Concord was closed by the Contra Costa County Health Department, and documents show the restaurant has a history of health violations.

Restaurant workers were upset and busy cleaning Wednesday as a sign across the doors marked the closure due to a rat infestation.

Customers were surprised to hear about the latest violation.

"It's decent, looked alright," customer Chris Lee said. "Didn't see too much of a problem."

The restaurant's history shows violations dating back to 2015, from hands clean and properly washed to proper hot and cold holding temperatures to thawing methods.

As employees were working to thoroughly clean the restaurant, they said they have yet to hear back from the owner.

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