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Kitchen Inspections: Dec. 17-18
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Dec. 17-Jan. 2 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.


Dec. 17

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living
3315 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Unapproved drink containers in kitchen; drinks must be in a single service cup with a straw and lid.
Inspector: Donna Black

Folks, Inc.
1500 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Gaskets on coolers with food debris; must be cleaned more frequently to prevent accumulation. Handles of coolers with food residue; must be cleaned more often to prevent contamination of hands. Accumulation of food debris on walls and floor behind dishwashing machine. Paint on walls in around doorway at mop sink area flaking off in some spots. Walls must be repainted where needed, and cleaned frequently to prevent residue build-up.
Inspector: Jennifer Wren

Gainesville-Hall County Meals On Wheels
430 Prior St., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

Marco’s Pizza
4029 Winder Highway Suite 440, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Whisk and other utensils sitting in hand sink next to three-compartment sink; sinks for hand washing must not be used for any purpose other than hand washing.
Inspector: Wren

Dec. 18

Domino’s Pizza No. 3572
4841 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 99, Grade: A
Employee restroom opening into laundry room does not have self-closer; either restroom or laundry room door opening into kitchen needs self-closer to prevent contamination of hands after using restroom. Employee phone and keys stored on prep table; must designate an area for personal belongings to be stored where they cannot contaminate food or food-contact surfaces.
Inspector: Wren

In & Out Deli
1780 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard SE, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Skate Country
2276 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Texas Roadhouse
895 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Employee drinks in can and coffee cup in kitchen. Dumpster with buildup of food debris. Dumpster needs to be cleaned at a frequency that prevents them from developing buildup or becoming attractants for pests.
Inspector: Kincaid

Elise Perkins

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