No Smith County Restaurants Have Perfect Scores

Over the past few months on the Restaurant Report, you may have noticed fewer Smith County restaurants are making our list of top performers.

And once again, we have checked with the Northeast Texas Public Health District, and once again, we cannot report any Smith County restaurant with a perfect score.

The chief health inspector says the addition of many new restaurants in Smith County may be making it tougher for some to get that perfect inspection.

"The demand for trained employees is higher than ever. The number of food establishments we have operating means it's tough to find good qualified people and they're constantly training. And they're going to lose points because they can't stay on top of things," said NETPHD's  Brenda Elrod.

Morgan Palmer, reporting.