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Kitchen Inspections for Aug. 15-22
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 15-22 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.

Aug. 15

Nichols Diner

3603 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Waffle House No. 1211

4395 Cornelia Highway, Lula

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Willowwood Nursing Center

4595 Cantrell Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Aug. 16

Family Cafe

601 S Enota Drive NE, Suite O, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Locos Deli

601 S. Enota, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Aug. 19

Mr. Edd’s Pizza Plus

5205 Cleveland Highway, Suite 5, Clermont

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Aug. 20

Brenau Downtown Campus

301 Main St. SW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black


3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 94, Grade: A

Prep sink with dirty dishes soaking. Scoops, peelers, tops to bulk containers with cracks, chips; some being held together with string. Shelves throughout entire kitchen and in walk-in cooler area, underneath and top of dish machine, cooler top and shelf next to grill, sides of fryers all with dust, grease accumulation. Gaskets on cooler doors with debris and mold. Walls behind dish machine, three-compartment sink and prep area with heavy accumulation. Floors underneath equipment at grill, dish machine, three-compartment sink and prep sink areas with debris.

Inspector: Black

Zaxby’s No. 00-304

995 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Prep coolers in grill area with water pooling in bottom of cooler. Walk-in cooler with a leak at drain pipe. Condenser fan area leaking water. Gaskets on door of walk-in freezer torn. Both walk-in freezer and walk-in cooler with sides of walls pulling apart. Drains outside for mop sink and floor drain not draining properly. Drain inside for Coke machine not working and bucket having to be used.
Inspector: Black

Aug. 21


5200 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Dari Spot

4841 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Papa’s Pizza To Go

6483 Cleveland Highway, Clermont

Score: 90, Grade: A

Ice machine had mold, mildew on ice machine baffle. Walk-in freezer dripping below evaporator. Flies all throughout back storage area near back door, and getting into kitchen and near hot-hold line.

Inspector: Finch

Weezie’s Kitchen

4147 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Aug. 22

Buffalo’s Cafe

3446 Winder Highway, Suite 101, Flowery Branch

Score: 92, Grade: A

Food handlers not wearing hair restraints. Floors underneath dish machine, three-compartment sink and other equipment throughout entire kitchen with residue. Walls at ice machine area, dish machine, three-compartment sink with debris. Light shields broken in walk-in cooler and next to dish machine.

Inspector: Black

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

658 Dawsonville Highway, Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Leaking plumbing (line hose) from wall mount to three-compartment sink dripping onto juncture between three-compartment sink and wall, and remaining wet allowing for residue to form. Five Guys boxed oil container and debris on ground behind dumpster. Wall behind three-compartment sink has residue in caulked area.

Inspector: Vicki Hufstetler

Little Caesar’s

3885 Mundy Mill Road, Suite 106, Oakwood

Score: 80, Grade: B

Hand sinks in front and back of kitchen with food residue on sinks and handles. Utensils not clean to sight and touch on racks. Pans have food residue. Utensils above three-compartment sink have food residue, and cutting board (manager stated not using) has buildup. Thermometer in line cooler broke. Boxes of pizza sauce stored on floor. Clean racks pizzas are stored on and bottom of pizza warmers. Clean fan guards in walk-in cooler. Clean restroom better (toilet area). Floors throughout kitchen have debris, and floor in walk-in cooler has water standing. Clean wall behind three-compartment sink. Residue has formed.

Inspector: Hufstetler

Wendy’s Restaurant

3652 Wallis Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Hufstetler

Charles Phelps

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