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 food service 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. Food service establishments with drive-through 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 new rules are available at the Hall County Environmental health Office. The rules and regulations are also available online at health.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.
To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.
Robert Wood Johnson High School
3305 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Handwashing sink in vicinity of dishroom/prep area/serving line without paper towels at start of inspection.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth
890 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 80, Grade: B
Employee setting top bun on toasted sub with bare hands. Cup of water beside prep table without a lid. No paper towels available at handwashing sink. No thermometer available for pizza prep cooler. Copy of posted inspection in public view is from three inspections ago (May 14, 2008). Box of opened paper towels on women’s room floor, opened box of trash bags on floor beside mop sink and boxes of cleaners and chemicals on floor beside hot water heater.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines
2036 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Coffee cup and soda without lid in food prep area. Need a thermometer in drink cooler if holding potentially hazardous food such as yogurt, milk and sliced apples.
Mestizo Southwest Grill
1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Cloths stored in sanitizer with little detectable amount of sanitizer and water dirty. New food bar barinet is raw wood inside. Coke bag in boxes are stored on these shelves. Laptop computer and personal foods stored in prep table.
Inspector: Donna Black
1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Foods not covered in prep coolers. Dishmachine not dispensing sanitizer at start of inspection. Hot water line to handsink leaking requiring water to be turned off.
Chef Wang Chinese Restaurant
275 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
Repeat violation: Foods are not being stored covered and are also allowing bottoms of containers to touch foods below. Dishes being washed with dirty water then rinsed in greasy water and not sanitized. Repeat violation: Cloths need to be stored in sanitizer between uses instead of lying on prep tables. Ceiling with dust, couple of tiles cracked and damaged, coved tiles baseboard next to ice machine damaged. Replace light shield near dishmachine that has a crack in the shield.
1705 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 82, Grade: B
Repeat violation: Dishmachine not dispensing correct amount of sanitizer. No date labels on foods. Shrimp and chicken in plastic to-go bags. Most current inspection needs to be posted; post handwashing signs at all handsinks. Repeat violation: Replace missing test strips that are used to check sanitizer level. Repeat violation: Repair/replace damaged ceiling tiles on dry storage; holes in wall in restroom and missing coved baseboard at front counter.
Tony’s Gourmet Naked Dawg
5201 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Ice machine baffle with mold growth on edge. Employee cups on prep tables. Cook chewing gum.
1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not stored in provided sanitizer between uses. Ceiling in front of evaporator in walk-in cooler (indoors) very dusty. Hood vent dripping below vents.
4850C Golden Parkway, Buford
Score: 98, Grade: A
Gallon food jug cut out to make a scoop being used to scoop rice. Sinks “sealed” to wall with duct tape. Shelving above three-compartment sink greasy. Large accumulation of grease in front of grease receptacle in Dumpster area.
Waffle House No. 1764
7415 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
Omelet cups stored above grill with egg residue inside them. Drink dispenser nozzles and diffusers with accumulation of mold. Floor needs a good cleaning in walk-in cooler and dry storage. No chlorine test strips available to monitor strength of sanitizer solution for cloths. Drawers for pan storage under grill with food debris. Current inspection posted behind line upon wall where customers cannot view.
Wendy’s No. 19
587 South Enota Drive, Gainesville
Score: 84, Grade: B
Handsink adjacent to three-compartment sink and prep line without paper towels at start of inspection. Several reach-in coolers/freezers without thermometers inside to accurately monitor interval temperatures. Food handler on sandwich line with watch. Wall dusty above three-compartment sink and handwash station in dishroom. Fan in drive-through very dusty. Walk-in cooler evaporator leaking condensate onto boxes of sealed thawing hamburger. Lexan containers stored above three-compartment sink with build up of grease inside. Current inspection not posted in public view — back behind counter — and not posted as required at drive-through.