Has Donut-Gate become a ‘Problem’ for Wolfee Donuts? Following Ariana Grande’s visit to the store where she licked donuts on tape, the inspection rating has dropped from an A to a B! Is it Ariana’s fault for the lowered health grade? HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop.
Since Ariana Grande’s visit to Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, Calif. on July 4, one thing is for certain — the donut shop’s inspection grade dropped from an A to a B. HollywoodLife.com spoke EXCLUSIVELY to Keith Jones, Deputy Director with the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health, who reveals whether the dropped rating is due to Ariana’s donut licking fiasco. Here’s the scoop!
“Wolfee Donuts inspection score was reduced from an A to B because their dishwashing machine wasn’t up to standards,” Keith told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Having the donuts openly displayed to the public was not the reason for the inspection score reduction.”
Take a sigh of relief, Ariana! While it might have seemed that the health score dropped because the “One Last Time” singer was “licking and spitting” on donuts with her new beau, Ricky Alvarez, there were actually other issues going on. A re-inspection of Wolfee’s Donuts is scheduled for July 15, Keith adds.
HollywoodLife.com previously reported that the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health was looking into why the donuts were left exposed. However, the donuts were seemingly just left out by an employee after Ariana requested freshly made donuts that were in the back.
While Ari is still distraught over the aftermath of Donut-Gate — keep in mind, she’s apologized twice after fans called the first one “insincere” — she’s been leaning on her backup dancer beau, Ricky!
“She hates the fallout, all the apologies she has to do, missing out on the All Star game, etc. It has put a strain on her relationship with Ricky because she’s stressed about it, but he is trying to be a calming force for her,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, adding that “she hopes it goes away soon.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised Ariana’s donut-licking didn’t lower the store’s health grade? Let us know!
— Julianne Ishler, Reporting by Sandra Clark