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Kitchen Inspections Feb. 26 - March 1
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 26-March 1 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. 26

The Bradford House and Gardens

6648 McEver Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill


FEB. 27

Checkers No. 3225

943 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 83, Grade: B

Food removed from cooler was not properly marked with removal and discard times. Pans of food in cooler were not marked with a disposal date.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Hibachi Express

1872 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Food stored in cooler was not properly marked with a preparation or discard date.

Inspector: Amanda Gill


FEB. 28

Burger King No. 3800

806 Athens St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Inspector: Holly Cochran


Chattahoochee Country Club

3000 Club Drive, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Leftover pans of food were not properly marked with preparation and discard dates. The hinge on a cooler was broken, allowing cold air to escape. Santizer buckets used to clean surfaces were found to contain no chemical sanitizer.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Coastal Breeze

5390 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 85, Grade: B

Foods meant to be stored at 41 degrees Fahrenheit or colder were found to be stored at a higher temperature. Several foods were marked as having been prepared 10 or more days ago; according to health inspection guidelines, food can be stored for up to one week before being disposed of.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines


Kenzo Japanese Restaurant

4977 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill


New Horizons Limestone

2020 Beverly Road NE, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Inspector: Holly Cochran



Dunkin Donuts

1191 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines


Jay Lou’s Restaurant

940 Pine St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black


Mellow Mushroom

700 Green St., Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Food was not cooled quickly enough for proper food storage safety standards. Clothes used for cleaning were found on prep surfaces rather than in sanitizing bucket.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines


Wendy’s No. 30

3825 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood, GA 30566

Score: 96, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill

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