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Kitchen Inspections April 29- May 5
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from April 29-May 5 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. Food service establishments are given a letter grade that coincides with a percentile: “A” (90-100), “B” (80-89), “C” (70-79), “U” 69 and below. Inspections (frequency of) a food service establishment are conducted based on risk categorization. The risk type is determined by the menu items served, the food preparation processed performed, and the previous food safety history in the food service establishment.

A new food service establishment that has never served food must score 100 (A) to receive a food service permit to operate. When a restaurant changes ownership, a new food service permit must be issued. To be issued a permit for a change of ownership, the establishment must score a 95 (A) or above with all foodborne illness risk factors and public health interventions in compliance. Permits must be posted in public view at all times. Establishments with drive-thru windows will also be required to have the top one-third of a copy of the most current inspection report visible through each window allowing customers to easily read the score, date of inspection and establishment information, in addition to the copy posted inside the establishment. Copies of the rules are available at the Hall County Environmental health Office. The rules and regulations are also available online at

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

April 29

Lanier Career Center

2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Clean kitchenware was observed being splashed by soap and water during hand washing.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Little Italy Pizza

990 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Ice machine was observed with a buildup of mold, mildew on its baffle.

Inspector: Donna Black


Project Success Lanier Career Academy

2723 Tumbling Creek Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Turkey lunch meat was found in an open package without a date sticker indicating freshness.

Inspector: Wentworth



2152 Dawsonville Highway

Score: 99, Grade: A

The floors underneath equipment, and shelves observed with a buildup of food debris.

Inspector: Black


The Oaks Miniature Golf

3709 Whiting Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

At the time of inspection, no certified food safety manager was on staff.

Inspector: Black



Academies of Discovery

3215 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill


Branch House Tavern

5466 McEver Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 95, Grade: A

Food handlers were observed wearing watches and bracelets while working.

Inspector: Black


Reid’s Cafe

5337 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Containers of egg yolks were observed being stored above and beside vegetables and other ready to eat food products. Containers and boxes of food were observed being stored on the floor of the walk-in freezer.

Inspector: T’Shane Williams


Tacos Y Tortas Al Sabor De Mexico

425 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth



Captain D’s

410 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Food handling employees were observed with no or ineffective hair restraints. Area around fryer was observed with a heavy buildup of grease.

Inspector: Williams


Firehouse Subs 

3650 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Williams


Oxton Place of Gainesville, Gainesville

2030 Windward Lane, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Taqueria Lupita

1784 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 82, Grade: B

Containers of unrefrigerated beef and beans observed being used at lower temperatures than food safe guidelines require.

Inspector: Black



Arby’s No. 5421

3652 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Food handlers at the make-line observed wearing multiple decorative rings and bracelets.

Inspector: Gill


Pizza Hut No. 025864

1398 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Area around and underneath the dish machine observed with mold and residue.

Inspector: Black



Reina’s Bar & Grill

425 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Riverside Military Academy

2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

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