By Amanda Lozada and Danika Fears
October 2, 2014 | 1:12am
Photo: Tamara Beckwith/NY POST
White Castle might be better known more for its sliders’ taste than for its kitchens’ cleanliness — but the fast-food chain is actually the most sanitary in New York.
A new report has revealed that a surprisingly well scrubbed interior lurks behind the burger joint’s familiar crenulated facades, and that has led to the fewest average health-code violation points of any of its fast-food peers.
White Castles in the city have been averaging just 10 health code points per location, according to the blog I Quant NY.
That’s well ahead of the worst chain on the list, IHOP, which averages 21.6 points — and it’s light years ahead of New York’s fanciest restaurant, Per Se, which earlier this year racked up 42 points to go along with its three Michelin stars.
“They’re clean! I just heard — that’s why I’m headed in now,” Ken Brennan said Wednesday at a Harlem White Castle.
Some were surprised IHOP fared so poorly.
“Wow, IHOP? You would expect them to do a little better, being a national chain,” said Harlem resident Miguel Gutierrez
A New York City eatery with less than 13 points merits an A grade, while anything over 28 is a C.
Taco Bell and Starbucks also made the top three for best inspection records — with an A average of 11.8 violation points each.
On the flipside, New Yorkers might want to grab a slice at local pizzerias instead of Domino’s and Papa John’s, which ranked as the dirtiest chains after IHOP. They each received about 18 violation points on average.
Taco Bell won the Mexican standoff over Chipotle, as it tallied only 11 violation points on average compared to its more upscale rival’s 16.9.
White Castle Vice President Jamie Richardson said he wasn’t surprised his chain led the pack.
“If you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time to clean,” is a team member mantra.
An IHOP spokesman noted the data goes back to 2010. He said there were some “issues that need[ed] to be corrected” in the past, but this year all IHOPs in New York City have gotten an A.
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