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Kitchen Inspections for Dec. 20-26
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Dec. 20-26 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. 20


7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Windows Restaurant

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 96, Grade: A

Sanitizer concentration at three-compartment sink, used for dipping up sanitizer buckets and sanitizer solution in buckets, tested at zero ppm due to bubble in line when dispensing.

Inspector: Finch

Dec. 23


416 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Grout in floor tile throughout kitchen is diminishing, causing water to sit in gaps. Light bulb over chicken nuggets has shatterproof coating peeled off and hanging loose. Some bulbs are not shatterproof over hot-hold food line and over hot-hold chili station.

Inspector: Finch

Dec. 26

Atlanta Bread Company No. 69

944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Three-compartment sink set up as wash, sanitize and rinse, then air-dry. Pans and utensils dipped in sanitizer (quats) less than 30 seconds, and then rinsed off prior to air-drying. Walk-in freezer floor (stainless steel) has buckled, creating huge gap and metal to be upraised.

Inspector: Finch

Chick-fil-A at Stonebridge

5905 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Non-food contact surfaces in bottom of coolers have food debris and chicken parts that should be cleaned frequently. Outside of cooler doors and handles had food debris and should be cleaned frequently and sanitized due to being chicken thawing coolers. Water heater was not working during service due to part not working. Maintenance was occurring during inspection to re-service water.

Inspector: Finch

Charles Phelps

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