We've added 164 new results from health inspections for restaurants, bars, cafeterias and other eateries in Kershaw, Lexington and Richland counties.
The inspections were carried out between July 19 and Aug. 13 by Department of Health and Environmental Control inspectors.
Eleven area establishments in that period earned exceptional scores between 98 and 100 on unannounced, routine inspections.
Fifteen locations received B-level scores between 79 and 86 on their routine inspections and one earned a C with a 77, but all had or will have the opportunity to improve marks with follow-up inspections. The lowest follow-up score in this period was an 82, for the Hardee's on Charleston Highway in West Columbia. That would require a 'B' posting, but a second follow-up raised the restaurant's score to an 'A'-worthy 95.
Eateries with scores of 88 or higher on routine or follow-up inspections may post an "A" in public view.