A notice of closure at Popeye's states that the restaurant was closed until further notice. The notice did not specify why Popeye's was closed by the Macon County Health Department. 

DECATUR — Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, 775 E. Pershing Road, was closed by the Macon County Health Department on Thursday. 

Closure notices posted on the restaurant's doors did not specify why it was closed by the health department. No one answered the phone at Popeye's when the Herald & Review called for comment Thursday night. 

According to the Macon County Food Sanitation Ordinance, the permits of food vendors can be suspended for reasons ranging from an unpaid annual renewal fee by Jan. 1 or because of unsanitary conditions found during a health inspection. 

Restaurants that receive a score of 84 or below during an inspection require a re-inspection within 30 days. A score of 60 or below is an automatic closure. 

The Herald & Review has filed a request for the health inspection records of the restaurant under the Freedom of Information Act for more information. Macon County Health Department officials were unavailable to comment Thursday night because the office was closed. 

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Contact Jaylyn Cook at (217) 421-7980. Follow him on Twitter: @jaylyn_HR


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