Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet Springfield works to correct problems

Management at Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet and local officials are working together to bring the Town & Country Shopping Center business back into compliance with health code.

But it is still unknown just how long the Asian restaurant at 2309 S. MacArthur Blvd. may remain closed.

“Having trained staff is something that takes a bit of time,” Gail O’Neill, director of the Sangamon Department of Public Health, said Wednesday. “It’s not something like hiring a plumber to fix a leak.

“But Hibachi Grill submitted a letter saying they know there are problems and they’re working with the health department to correct them.”

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The restaurant has been closed since June 16 following an inspection by the county health department. It was the 10th visit inspectors made in the past three months.