Einstein Brothers remains closed after failing health inspection

  • By Alex Parker
  • Staff Writer
  • February 17, 2009 @ 12:08 PM

The Chicago Department of Public Health says an Andersonville restaurant shuttered last week because of food safety violations remains closed today because it has not yet signed an affidavit requesting additional inspections.

Einstein Brothers, 5318 N. Clark, failed a health inspection Friday. Inspectors  found mouse droppings in the kitchen, dining room and other parts of the restaurant, according to department spokesman Tim Hadac. Einstein also failed a Feb. 6 inspection for the same reason.

Yesterday, Chad Gretzema, an Einstein Brothers spokesman, said the restaurant would request an inspection as early as today. Calls to Gretzema and the Clark Street location were not immediately returned today.

Hadac says the restaurant will remain closed until it passes another inspection.

Einstein Brothers’ representatives must explain the situation in a city administrative hearing set for March 26. The company may also face a $500 fine.

Daily News Staff Writer Alex Parker covers public health. He can be reached at 773.362.5002, ext. 17