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Kitchen inspections, Aug. 21-28
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Aug. 21

Golden Buddha

2283 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Pans and other utensils with food residue. Dish machine not dispensing sanitizer. Dishes being rinsed off in hand sink. Pipe leaking large amount of water underneath three-compartment sink. Walls and floors, especially near cook line and behind equipment, with food residue. Ceiling tiles in employee restroom and several others throughout kitchen damaged.

Inspector: Donna Black

Laurelwood/Northeast Georgia Medical Center

200 Wisteria Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Aug. 22

Poor Richards

1702 Park Hill Drive, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Coke diffusers with mold/mildew; soda gun at upstairs bar with mold/mildew. Personal items such as lotions, handbags, etc. being stored on food contact surfaces and with items used for customer.

Inspector: Black

Texas Roadhouse

895 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Cups without lids and straws in kitchen. Paper towels missing at hand sink next to dish machine. Several pans stored on top of glasses, counters and other areas throughout kitchen and bar; several employees with bracelets. Cloths used to wipe contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Shelves throughout kitchen especially one that stores clean pans near dish machine with residue. Cooler at bar with stagnate water in bottom.

Inspector: Black

Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits

719 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

Spatula used to serve cinnamon buns stored in standing water. Accumulation of water/food under cutting board at serving line. Freezer evaporator leaking condensate. Repeat violation: Wire shelving above three-compartment sink missing coating; no longer easily cleanable. Top of 10 gallon tea container broken, exposing contents to possible contamination. Repeat violation: Front of kitchen hand sink and hand sink in women’s restroom not sealed to wall. Repeat violation: Accumulation of some dried and some fresh grease in front of grease container. Repeat violation: Baseboard still needs repair. Inside chute of ice machine with mold growth around outside of chute. Repeat violation: Pans/pan grates up over three-compartment sink stored with food/grease residue. Vent missing in hood over flat top. Vent damaged over last fryer in hood.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Chattahoochee Golf Club

301 Tommy Aaron Drive, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Coke diffusers with residue build up. Floors especially behind/underneath equipment with food residue. Floor tile damaged underneath ice machine.

Inspector: Black

Aug. 25

Cool Beans Coffee Cafe

3650 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

El Sombrero No. 5

3640 Mundy Mill Road Suite 138, Gainesville

Score: 67, Grade: U

Food stored uncovered. Cutting board on make line has embedded mold/mildew. Foods on make line not heated to required temperature. Cheese sauce prepared on Aug. 20 and Aug. 23 has not yet reached the required temp of 41 degrees F. Prepared foods properly marked, but some foods still in cooler dated Aug. 12 and Aug. 14. Employee clothing, aprons, towels, etc. on foods shelved in dry storage. Employee restroom has standing water on the floor, sink hanging off wall, and no covered trash container. Grease container and area covered with grease.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie


890C Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

No paper towels available at front hand sink. Dried food debris in tomato slicer. Tea urn spouts have grime buildup inside. Box of sliced turkey stored on floor in walk-in cooler. Box of light bulbs and boxes holding equipment stored on floor. Accumulation of food debris at floor/wall juncture under shelf beside prep table and between grease trap and wall.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffman

China Wok

1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Tong, knives and slicer that is fixed to wall with food residue. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Scoops and ladle stored in container of water. Floors in walk-in cooler and freezer need better cleaning underneath shelves.

Inspector: Black

Francis Meadows Aquatic and Community Center

1545 Community Way NE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth


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: Hoffman

Brenau University Dining Hall

One Centennial Circle, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Hand sink not supplied with towels. Ice maker baffle has a accumulation of mold/mildew. Utensils stored without air drying. Wall surfaces loose, coving not sealed in employee ladies’ room. Floors throughout kitchen have food, grease, trash, etc.

Inspector: McDuffie

Brenau University Tea Room

One Centennial Circle, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Drink dispenser nozzles have an accumulation of mold/mildew.

Inspector: McDuffie

Longstreet Cafe Too

405 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

All employees must have a hair restraint (cap or hair net) if working in a food prep area. Cloths used for wiping down food contact surfaces must be stored submerged in sanitizer solution between uses. No sanitizer baskets set up. Grilled peppers and onions stored at 120 degrees in hot holder and cheese sauce at 117 degrees in hot hold.

Inspector: Hoffman

Aug. 26

Folks, Inc.

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Cutting boards and ice maker surfaces have mold/mildew. Foods prepped on Aug. 25 still have not reached required temperature of 41 degrees F. Gaskets on most coolers have an accumulation of food debris and mold/mildew; some are damaged. Floors have a build up of grease, food, trash, water. Floors and walls surrounding ware washer have a heavy accumulation of mold/mildew and food.

Inspector: McDuffie

Wang’s Chinese Restaurant

4211 McEver Road, Oakwood

Score: 92, Grade: A

Employee drinking from a large cup/container without a straw and lid. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer.

Inspector: Black

Shane’s Rib Shack

890F Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 82, Grade: B

Food items in reach-in salad cooler (slaw) and chicken fingers/wings/drummettes stored without lid/plastic wrap. Gasket damaged on left-hand door of two-door freezer, gaskets on reach-in cooler in prep area split and need cleaning. Chest freezer lid bent and without insulation. Prep table (at fryers) and wall juncture with large accumulation of food in this crack. Side of steam table and sides of fryer with grease/food accumulation. Wall needs cleaning under bun toaster station, prep table at fryer station, dust accumulation around diffusers, above freezer/prep cooler area, over prep/dish washing area. Hood vents dusty/greasy. Hole in door has allowed for entry of insects into kitchen. Not washing hands between donning gloves to work with food.

Inspector: Wentworth

Aug. 27

El Sombrero No. 3

1792 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Foods prepped on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 have not reached required temperature. Floors need a more thorough cleaning in corners and under equipment.

Inspector: McDuffie

Flowery Branch Yacht Club

5510 Church Street, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Dairy products out of date. Gaskets on coolers have a build up of food debris, some are damaged.

Inspector: McDuffie

Longhorn Steakhouse of Gainesville

1709 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Some foods uncovered. Cutting boards have a buildup of mold/mildew; soda dispenser nozzles have mold/mildew. Utensils, dishes, etc. stored wet; some have black specks on them. The gaskets on make line and upright coolers have a heavy buildup of food debris and mold/mildew; some are damaged. Grease container is covered in grease. Floors in kitchen have an accumulation of food, trash, grease, etc., especially under equipment and shelving and in corners.

Inspector: McDuffie

Pizza K

6168 Gaines Ferry Road Suite 5, Flowery Branch

Score: 86, Grade: B

Cheese, sausage, ham, pepperoni in cooler with temperatures 48-53 degrees F. Chicken wings thawing in standing water. Top section of pizza cooler not maintaining 41 degrees or below. Inside coolers and tops of make lines and shelves with food residue.

Inspector: Black

Woody’s Pharmacy

5226 Dahlonega Highway, Clermont

Score: 99, Grade: A

Inside of ice cream freezers with food debris.

Inspector: Black

Aug. 28

Domino’s Pizza

4841 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 94, Grade: A

Chemical bottles not labeled. Chemicals stored over single use gloves. Counter laminate peeling off back and sides of prep counter exposing raw wood underneath. Test strips missing. Replace damaged ceiling tiles in men’s restroom.

Inspector: Black

Jay Lou’s Restaurant

940 Pine St., Gainesville

Score: 79, Grade: C

One hand sink blocked with dishes; one hand sink without towels. Cutting board and soft drink dispensers both have heavy accumulation of mold/mildew. Coolers all warmer than required temperature. One cooler is frozen over; all are set above required temperatures. Upright freezer has an inch or more of frozen condensation. No sanitizer buckets prepared; cleaning towels on counters, equipment, etc. Gaskets on make-line coolers and reach-in cooler have a heavy build up of food debris and mold and mildew; most are damaged.

Inspector: McDuffie

Gainesville RYDC

450 Crescent Drive, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Repeat violation: Ware washer has no pressure for sanitizing cycle.

Inspector: McDuffie

Megan Gill

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