No wonder Kashmir's Dollar Burger Joint was so cheap. The place was shut down by the Department of Health because the place was crawling with roaches, and it didn't help that they were serving food from an "unapproved or unknown source." Here are some of the "critical violations" that led to their stellar 81-point score:

1) Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation.

2) Food from unapproved or unknown source or home canned. Reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not frozen before processing; or ROP foods prepared on premises transported to another site.

3) Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding.

4) Live roaches present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.

5) Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable hand-drying device not provided.

6) Insufficient or no refrigerated or hot holding equipment to keep potentially hazardous foods at required temperatures.

Yup, that'll get you shut down.

[via Gothamist]