"O'Charley's" Knoxville, TN
Tue, 09/23/03 7:49 AM
The chain "O'Charley's" chain has a serious problem with a major Hepatitus A outbreak in Knoxville. 42 confirmed cases have been diagnosed. The health department stayed open all week end administering better than 5,000 injections to those who ate there during a two week window.
Hep A is not fatal but will make you sicker than a dog. It can cause liver damage.
The exact cause has not been ascertained but most likely it came from poor handwashing techniques from an infected employee.
O'Charley's has 203 restaurants located mostly east of the Mississippi River and operate another 74 restaurants called "Ninety Nine"
I have eaten at "O'Charley's" many times and their food is good. At one restaurant their technique is not.
Paul E. Smith