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Kitchen Inspections Feb. 20-Feb. 24
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 20-24 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.

FEB. 20

Burger and Shake III

1730 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Bulk dry foods were stored on the bottom shelf of the prep table, their lids were found to be loosely placed over the containers.


Sun Garden

Chinese Restaurant

3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Several food items were found to have been cooled incorrectly.


Tastefully Southern Events

250 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


FEB. 21

Bright Spot

743 Spring St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Luna’s Restaurant

200 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

Ice machine baffle found with a large buildup of pink mold.


FEB. 22

Atlas Pizza

104 Washington St., Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B


Little Caesars No. 1592

3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Pans stacked on drying rack beside three-compartment sink had heavy grease and food residue. Bearded employees were observed not wearing beard hair nets.


Subway No. 21732

203 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A


Taqueria Silao

1710 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A


FEB. 23

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

1830 Atlanta St., Gainesville

Score: 45, Grade: U

Observed food employee use their bare hands to touch grilled chicken coming off of the grill top to be plated. All foods in bottom of make line cooler and portion of foods in three door reach-in cooler were stored uncovered.


Hall County Jail

1700 Barber Road, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A


FEB. 24

Jo Jo’s Gourmet Lemonade at Lakeshore Mall

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A


Mac’s Pit Stop Grill

4251 Winder Highway,

Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

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