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Kitchen inspections: July 6

POSTED: July 21, 2012 11:03 p.m.

July 6


The Big Bear Cafe
893 Main St., Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Sanitizer at three-compartment sink tested 0 ppm with test strips (chlorine). Recent inspection report from Jan. 11 was not posted. Walk-in cooler light switch has short in it resulting in light to not consistently work. Chemical sanitizer dishwasher temperature not exceeding 108 F. Shelves below food prep tables has food debris. Side of grills and fryers have accumulated grease. Women’s restroom hot water pipe leaking. Hot water pipes and some plumbing pipes broken, missing. Vents, lightshields and hood has accumulated dust. Floor tiles in certain areas of kitchen broken and in dry storage in out building. Light shield in walk-in cooler burned.
Inspector: Shelby Finch

Biba’s Italian Restaurant
7338 Spout Springs Road, Suites 18 and 19, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Mold, mildew on most interior surfaces of icemaker.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Nichols Diner
3603 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: McDuffie


July 10


Arby’s No. 1030
634 Shallowford Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Murrayville Pharmacy
5304 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Finch

Taqueria La Fogata Caliente LLC
5120 Thompson Bridge Road Suite C, Murrayville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Donna Black

Fuji Hibachi Express
229 E.E. Butler Parkway Suite 500, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Wok at grill stored right side up with water pooled in bottom causing rust. Sticky food reside, on shelves, area around hot hold soup areas, area in between fryers and grill. Back door open without fly fan on.
Inspector: Black



July 11


Texas Roadhouse
895 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Mold, mildew on interior, exterior surfaces of icemaker.
Inspector: McDuffie



July 12



Jay Lou’s Restaurant
940 Pine St., Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Sausage, eggs, grits in steam unit with temps 112-123 F.
Inspector: Black

Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe
5510 Main St., Flowery Branch
Score: 93, Grade: A
No thermometer for checking cook temps. Microwave interiors have food debris, splatters. Floors and walls throughout need much better cleaning.
Inspector: McDuffie

Chili’s Grill & Bar
5851 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 92, Grade: A
Interior of microwaves need cleaning of food splatters, etc., to prevent dripping onto food and food contact surfaces. Mold, mildew on soda gun. Cardboard dumpster missing plug. Both Dumpsters open.
Inspector: McDuffie

Old McDonald’s Bar-B-Q
5774 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 87, Grade: B
Stew and beans from steam unit yesterday put into homestyle refrigerator-freezer to cool overnight not cooled within six hours from 135 F to 41 F — temperatures 52 F to 56 F. Large number of smoked chicken breasts in container in walk-in cooler with a tight fitting lid barely cooled to required temperature — large accumulation of condensation inside indicates food items may have stayed warmer longer than necessary.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

China Garden
5900 Spout Springs Road Suite L12, Flowery Branch
Score: 67, Grade: U
No paper towels at hand sinks in kitchen. No soap at one hand sink. Many foods in storage not covered. Interior of microwave with food splatters, debris. No date-marking system in evidence. Approximately 10 pounds of beef in standing water in a bus pan at 52 F to 58 F. No hair restraint at beginning of inspection. Soy sauce buckets and other plastic containers that held food being reused for food storage. Gaskets on all coolers have food debris, grease. Greasy cardboard used to store food items. Hood system needs detailed cleaning. Hot water at 92 F throughout. Three grease containers dripping onto ground. Floors, especially under, behind equipment, etc., need cleaning to floor/wall juncture to prevent contamination, insect, rodent attraction.
Inspector: McDuffie


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