View Mobile Site

Take a sneak peek at The Times' new website

August 17th, 2017 08:11 a.m.

Take a sneak peek at The Times' new website

August 17th, 2017 08:10 a.m.


Kitchen inspections for March 2-12

POSTED: March 22, 2009 4:25 p.m.


March 2

Firehouse Subs

333 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Repeat violation: Slicer not properly cleaned after use. Dried food debris along blades and inside of cradle. Repeat violation: Lids and containers stored wet nested.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines


400 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Drink dispenser nozzles at drive-through window have grime and mold build up. Dried tomato pieces and seeds on tomato slicer. Small parts of drop ceiling tiles are missing. Poles holding ceiling racks have an accumulation of dust and debris. Vent above food prep hand washing sink has a thick layer of dust.

Inspector: Hoffhines

March 4

Mama Ruth’s

804 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Drink dispenser nozzles have black, tarry substance. Observed ripped/worn aluminum foil used as shelf cover. Observed gaskets/seals on cold-holding units in poor repair. Gaskets have an accumulation of dried food debris and mold/mildew. Water pressure lacking at fixtures that require the use of water. Observed sewage on ground from failed septic system. Observed floor area(s) covered with standing water; both restrooms have standing water.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

March 6

Jeannie’s Cafe and Deli

6274 Ga. 52, Gillsville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Hood/vents need cleaning. Floors need a good cleaning under shelving in dry storage room and under equipment in kitchen (especially in the corners). Dry storage floor with badly peeling paint. Floor/wall juncture needs to be sealed behind cook line. Barewood baseboard needs to be sealed/painted and check seal at floor/wall juncture. Some floor tiles in kitchen are cracked/dented from equipment. Many flies seen in kitchen. Containers of chili to be stored cold on top of make line and reheated as ordered needs to be kept colder.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Taqueria El Zacatecaz

711-D Industrial Boulevard, Gainesville

Score: 51, Grade: U

No one designated as person in charge when owner is not at restaurant. Food handlers do not know basic food handling for food safety. Restaurant has had permit five months with no certified food safety manager on staff as required after three months. Bottles of water in kitchen. Food handlers not washing hands in hand sink — water is too hot — instead using spray arm at three-compartment sink. Beef, chicken and radishes all stored together in bottom of cooler. Several hundred pounds of meat delivered yesterday sitting on drainage rack overnight and all day. There is no place to store all this food. Meat beginning to "thaw" and reach temperatures above 41 degrees F. Thawing large piece of meat sitting in pot on drain board of two-compartment sink (prep sink). There is not enough cooler space for thawing; only one two-door cooler. There is not enough freezer space for the storage of large quantities of meat. There are no thermometers available to monitor the temperatures of hot- and cold-held foods and cook temperatures. Serving food from table at entrance to kitchen that is not protected from contamination by customers. Wiping cloths stored dirty in dirty container of sanitizer. Cutting boards heavily scarred; no longer easily cleanable. Cold water faucet broken at hand sink and cold water turned off to keep faucet from leaking. Hot water too hot for proper handwashing. Fluorescent lighting goes on and off in kitchen. Three-comparment sink only being used to wash and rinse utensils/kitchenware; no sanitizer step.

Inspector: Wentworth

March 9


3652 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Repeat violation: Keep lids to Dumpster and grease container shut to help prevent insect/rodent attraction. Dumpster needs a drain plug. Keep employee personal belongings separate from food and clean utensil storage areas. Keys set on food contact surface (slicer).

Inspector: Hoffhines

Moe’s Southwest Grill No. 649

3602 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch

Score: 88, Grade: B

Tofu and rice held at 127F. Plastic containers stacked wet nested. Repeat violation: Single-service boxes and equipment stored on floor in dry-storage shed. Dumpster needs drain plug. Grease container needs to properly sit on frame with lid secured on top. Keep personal belongings separate from food, single-service and utensil storage areas to help prevent possible contamination.

Inspector: Hoffhines

Tropical Breeze Restaurant

5545 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 97, Grade: A

Food handler not wearing hair restraint; wearing fingernail polish on nails and bracelets. Cloths used to wipe food-contact surfaces must be kept in sanitizer between uses.

Inspector: Donna Black

Woody’s Pharmacy Inc.

5226 Dahlonega Highway, Clermont

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Domino’s Pizza

4841 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Pizza cutter stored between wall and prep table. Pizza boxes and plastic to go cups on floor. Repeat violation: Counter laminate peeling off back and sides of prep counter, exposing raw wood underneath. Replace damaged ceiling tiles in men’s restroom.

Inspector: Black

Gainesville RYDC

450 Crescent Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Brenau University Dining Room

1 Centennial Circle, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Soft drink dispenser nozzles have mold/mildew. Repeat violation: Cove molding not sealed in employee ladies’ room. Repeat violation: Floors in dish room; tiles broken and missing.

Inspector: McDuffie

Scott’s On the Square

110 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Employees’ drinks in open containers. Employee restroom has no paper towels. Foods on steam line below required temperatures for reheating/hot holding: soup 130F and 128F and gravy 116F. Current inspection not posted. Gaskets on reach-in coolers/freezers heavily damaged.

Inspector: McDuffie

March 10

Peachtree Plantation

4251 Hudson Drive, Oakwood

Score: 93, Grade: A

Cups without lids and straws. Back door going directly into kitchen propped open with chairs.

Inspector: Black

Wang’s Chinese Restaurant

4211 McEver Road, No. 201, Oakwood

Score: 99, Grade: A

Knives stored in between prep table and counter. Cloth linens used to cover kitchenware.

Inspector: Black

Domino’s Pizza

Limestone Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 80, Grade: B

Dish container holding clean utensils with food residue; no sanitizer in three-compartment sink. Ham, sausage, beef, etc. in top half of prep cooler with temperatures 49-61 degrees. Cloths not stored in sanitizer. Must post current inspection report. Repeat violation: Laminate at counter peeling exposing raw wood. Repeat violation: Test strips missing for sanitizer. Many ceiling tiles in dry storage gone and exposing "attic" space.

Inspector: Black

March 11

Wild Horse Grill - Armadillo

1605 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 80, Grade: B

No paper towels in any dispenser in restroom. Chest freezer not working and spoiled food stored inside with mold growth and sitting in water; spoiled onions in cooler. Repeat violation: Soda guns, ice machine and utensils with food debris. Men’s and women’s restrooms dirty with trash over flowing, dirty toilets and dirty floors. Damaged ceiling tiles in bar area; floors with chipped tiles and dirty in kitchen; covered baseboard damaged on wall near order area.

Inspector: Black

Hall County Correctional Institution

1685 Barber Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Cutting boards in use are heavily scarred. Light shields missing end caps. One light shield cracked.

Inspector: Wentworth

Keith Bridge Petro

2808 Gillsville Highway, Gillsville

Score: 80, Grade: B

Hot-holding cabinet not maintaining food stored in there at required hot-holding temperature of 135 degrees F. No stem thermometer available to monitor cooked, reheated, and hot- and cold-held foods. Wiping cloths not stored in provided chemical sanitizer between uses. No chlorine sanitizer test strips to monitor strength of sanitizer (bleach) being used. Utensils/kitchenware not being sanitized at three-compartment sink.

Inspector: Wentworth

March 12

China Gourmet

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite E8, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Cooked eggrolls on trays stored on top of containers of raw beef in walk-in cooler. Egg rolls dated with preparation date of March 5, past seven-day time limit for storage at 41 degrees F or less. Shelf on top of wall that separates three-compartment sink from prep sink needs a smoother, durable, and non-absorbent covering; laminate peeling and chipped, and utensils are laid on this surface. Shelf in service area that holds plates does not have a durable, cleanable and non-absorbent surface. Drain from small ice machine (plastic hose) not draining into drain; dripping onto floor and accumulating at floor/wall juncture behind ice machine. Tile baseboard forced off wall behind cook line due to build up of grease/food behind tiles. Build up of grease/food at floor/wall juncture throughout kitchen. Hood vents need to be removed for cleaning; large build up of grease. Ceiling panels ripped.

Inspector: Wentworth

Smoothie King

890 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Repeat violation: No soap provided at hand sink beside ice machine. Mold growth on bottom edge of ice machine baffle. Floor/wall juncture needs a good cleaning behind cooler/freezer and dry storage shelving in back room. Floor around drain inside dumpsink cabinet and floor drain need a good cleaning; accumulation of mold. Lid to make-line cooler being stored on floor between three-compartment sink and ice machine.

Inspector: Wentworth

Royal Lakes Restaurant

4700 Royal Lake Drive, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Soda gun in bar has black, tarry substance. Make-line cooler at bar struggling to maintain temperatures. Silverware storage and utensil drawers have food debris, dust, etc. Floors need detailed cleaning, especially under equipment and in coolers and freezer. Bulbs in walk-in cooler and freezer are exposed. Exhaust hoods dripping grease and build up of dust.

Inspector: McDuffie

Megan Gill


Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.




Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...