Few things are more depressing to us than diluted condiments. So imagine the head-scratching when on a recent visit to Lime Fresh Mexican Grill in midtown Miami, rogue ice chunks are found inside the containers in its chilled salsa bar.
Why on Earth water down these zingy batches of house-made condiment fun? And with the same cubes on the ice bed in which they rest? Convinced it is a mistake, the misfires of a well-intentioned refilling trip, we immediately approach the manager on-site for some answers.
"We place them inside on purpose to keep the product to temperature, required by law to be 40 degrees," he responds. "They're the same cubes on the bed, but fresh from the machine in the back."
Incredulous, we later call the only local corporate-owned store, on South Beach, and speak to Director of Operations Roy Parker for some clarification.
"Thanks for letting me know," says Parker. "We ice down the outside of the salsa containers to maintain the appropriate temperature. It's not a brand policy to place ice inside salsa containers, as yes, that would water them down. I'll be making a phone call to the midtown store immediately after this one."
You're welcome Mr. Parker. And thank YOU for putting a stop to the insanity.
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill
The Shops at Midtown Miami
3201 N. Miami Ave., Suite 100
Miami, FL 33127
Mon-Sun 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
South Miami Beach
1439 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, FL, 33139
305-532-LIME (5463) Fax: 305-532-5676
Mon-Sun: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
North Miami Beach
14831 Biscayne Blvd.
North Miami Beach, FL 33181
305-949-8800 Fax: 305-949-8804
Mon-Sun 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill is franchising locations. For more information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org