Mom’s Diner Closed By Health Department In Lufkin, Texas
Mom's Diner in Lufkin, Texas is a bucket-list, must-try restaurant for many people across the state. The Mom's monster is held in high regard and people come from all over to get their hands messy with one of their burgers.
On May 17, 2022, the Angelina County and Cities Health Department suspended their health permit. There isn't a lot of information out about the closure yet, and it has the burger lovers in Angelina county concerned for their local favorite.
According to the Lufkin Daily News health inspections have started back up after being suspended briefly during the pandemic. Omar Estrada is the Environmental Division Director for the Angelina County and Cities Health District. His signature is seen on the Health Department closure notice.
Local Restaurant Closed By Health Department In Lufkin, Texas
I stopped by Mom's Dinner at 420 W. Frank Ave today to see what was going on for myself. There were closed signs on all three doors as pictured below.
There was also a sign that said "Closed For Cleaning" that appeared to be put there by the management of the establishment. Many things go into keeping a safe and clean restaurant running, and I am sure Mom's will rise above this and reopen very soon.
There has not been any official word just yet on everything that needs to be improved upon by the restaurant. I have not seen nor could I find a recent health inspection of the establishment - not that it doesn't exist.
Restaurant inspections are about how well the employees and management follow rules set out by the Health Department. It doesn't take into account how good the food is.