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Kitchen Inspections Feb. 6 - Feb. 8
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 6-8 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. 6

Papa John’s Pizza No. 2998

2224 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: B

Bulk cans of pineapple found with dents on and around the hermetic seal. An accumulation of food debris and metal shavings was found along the blade and face of the can opener.


FEB. 7

Cook Out Restaurant

719 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A


Hibachi Buffet

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Hotel pans with grease and food residue were found stored on the counter between cleaned and sanitized hotel pans. A condensate leak was found in the walk-in cooler being used to store vegetables.


La Mejor De Michoacan No. 4

730 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A


Longstreet Cafe

1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: B

Ice machine was found with pink mold on its near chute baffle and lower baffle in bin; repeat violation.


Sonic Oakwood

3415 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 88, Grade: B

A build up of mold was observed on the ice machine baffle and lid. Containers of cheese and baja sauce were found in containers bearing labels past the self-marked expiration date.


FEB. 8

Ung Gainesville Coffee Bar

3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A


Green’s Tavern

4856 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 92, Grade: A

Slicers, bowls and plates found with food residue accumulating on them.


Little Caesars No. 1592-2

3885 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 93, Grade: A


New Peking Garden

7338 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A


Pizza Hut No. 4810

7330 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 93, Grade: A


University Of North Georgia Gainesville Dining Services

3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 97, Grade: A


Waffle House No. 885

2507 Pentee Drive, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Raw shell eggs were found stored above plastic containers of orange juice and lemonade.

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