AJ Spurs Restaurant in Templeton was forced to close Monday because of a cockroach infestation, according to the San Luis Obispo County Environmental Health Department.
On Sept 5, a customer told the restaurant manager that a cockroach was on her table. The manager then comped the bill, officials said. Even so, the customer then reported the uninvited guest to the county health department.
During an inspection on Monday, county staffers discovered roaches in all stages of development and closed the restaurant for serious and repeated health violations. In the past, the restaurant has been cited for structural and sanitation issues.
Closures can occur during routine inspections, complaint investigations and reinspections.
AJ Spurs is required to stay closed until another inspection determines the cockroach infestation has been eradicated.