(KMOV.com) – A Burger King in north St. Louis continued to serve food while rain water was coming through the roof Tuesday.
A News 4 viewer said the restaurant, which is located on Natural bridge near the Kingshighway intersection, continued to serve food after it was flooded when heavy rain moved through the St. Louis area.
The St. Louis Health Department said it was not aware of the flooding until a News 4 reporter contacted them.
“There were some issues with the roofing. The drain got clogged up. That's the reason there was so much water in the establishment,” health department inspector Kevin Huntspon said.
Per a city ordinance, the restaurant should have notified the health department right away.
“There was a possibility of wastewater and cross-contamination to other food and food contact services,” Huntspon said.
The roof was repaired Wednesday and the restaurant was deemed safe.
Burger King later released a comment on the matter:
"Food safety and the safety of our guests is a top priority for BURGER KING restaurants," the statement read. "Burger King Corp. takes this matter seriously and has reached out to the franchisee, who independently owns and operates this restaurant, to obtain further details."