By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Kitchen inspections for Jan. 24-31
Placeholder Image

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 24-31 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.

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.

Jan. 24


7380 Spout Springs Road Suite 430, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Taqueria La Fogata Caliente, LLC

5120 Thompson Bridge Road Suite C, Murrayville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Murrayville Pharmacy

5304 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Jan. 28

Crossroads Deli & Yogurt

2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Shoney’s On The Go, LLC

4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A

Sanitizer in dish machine not dispensing required minimum concentration for chlorine. Pans and containers being stacked wet.

Inspector: Donna Black

Vinny’s New York Pizza & Grill

4977 Friendship Road Suite 102, Buford

Score: 85, Grade: B

Pasta and lasagna in cooler with temps 51-55 F. Shelving, outside of mixer, and outside of bulk food containers with food residue. Wall in pizza area, grill area, dish washing area and many other areas in kitchen (hot holding area, prep areas) with food residue. Floors throughout entire kitchen especially underneath equipment and at floor/wall juncture with food residue. Ceiling tiles throughout entire kitchen with dust and a few peeling in back dish washing area. All floors, walls and ceilings need detailed cleaning.

Inspector: Black

Jan. 29

Family Cafe

601 South Enota Drive NE Suite O, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Jeannie’s Cafe & Deli

6286 Ga. 52, Gillsville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Both food handlers chewing gum while prepping food. Shelf under prep table in center of kitchen needs a good cleaning; grease, food crumbs have accumulated on the shelf. The lids of the bulk containers on this shelf need a good cleaning; food debris. The hood vents have grease accumulation that has begun to drip.

Inspector: Wentworth

Wendy’s No. 19

587 S Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Little Caesars

2159 Browns Bridge Road Suite 101, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Still no hot water at front hand sink.

Inspector: McDuffie

Checkers Drive-In Restaurant

943 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Jan. 30

Dunkin Donuts

3629 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Jay Lou’s Restaurant

940 Pine St., Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Gasket on make line needs to be replaced. Seal all sinks to wall to prevent water running behind. Dumpster lid broken, dumpster side open. Grease container not on pavement. Grease container with accumulation of grease on outer surfaces. Floors need better cleaning under, behind equipment. Several small tears and broken tiles.

Inspector: McDuffie

Jan. 31

AJ’s Food Fun & Friends

322 Spring St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Burger & Shake Restaurant

891 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Longstreet Cafe Too

405 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Biba’s Italian Restaurant

7338 Spout Springs Road Suite 18-19, Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

All the microwaves in kitchen damaged and rusty inside. Inside of drawers at bar area with food debris. Inside of cabinets underneath these drawers with residue.

Inspector: Black

Chef Wang Chinese Restaurant

275 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Foods prepped, cooked, cooled yesterday still not cooled to 41 F. Gasket on reach-in damaged. Warewasher has accumulations on inside and out. Gaskets on all coolers have grease and food debris.

Inspector: McDuffie

Meredith Pruitt

Regional events