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Kitchen inspections for Jan. 4-10
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 4-10 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. 4

Firehouse Subs

5911 Spout Springs Road, Suite B, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Donna Black


1402 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Utensils and containers had food debris and pan rinsed only by employee. Gaskets on large make-line cooler doors falling off and not allowing doors to close.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Golden Palace Restaurant

2283 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Backdoor and employee restroom door need to be replaced. Ceiling tiles throughout kitchen are wrong type. Walls around dishroom are rusted.

Inspector: Finch

Jan. 7

Brenau East Bistro

1001 Chestnut St. SE 200, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Contemporary Culinary Concepts

1547 Riverside Drive NE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Mac’s Pit Stop Grill

4251 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Sausage and chicken tenders not holding at temperatures 99-110 F.

Inspector: Black

Hong Kong King Buffet

635 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Hood vents need to be cleaned. Light shields in wait station and sushi prep area are greasy and dusty. Light shields over fluorescent bulbs in prep and cook area are damaged, and need to be replaced.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

J G B Ice Cream

5857 Spout Springs Road, Suite A-305, Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

Condensate leak in the standup freezer that holds cakes.

Inspector: Black

Jan. 9

Gainesville State College Dining Services

3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 96, Grade: A

Two employees without hair restraints at the beginning of inspection. Warewasher has accumulations of lime, scale.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie


3405 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Reunion Golf Club

5615 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Buffalo Wild Wings

1185 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Date system stickers not being completely removed from the outside of containers after cleaning and sanitizing. Cardboard recycling container without drain plug.

Inspector: Wentworth

Biscuit Delite

3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Piece of plywood being used for shelf; covers fryer that is not in use; the residue from items stored on the top of the wood has soaked into surface and cannot be easily cleaned. Hood vents with accumulation of grease that appears to be to the point of dripping.

Inspector: Wentworth

Dunkin’ Donuts

504 Queen City Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Employee drinks in kitchen in bottles.

Inspector: Black

Jan. 10

La Fogata Mexican Cuisine

425 Atlanta Highway, Suite 7, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Employee cutting pineapple that is to be ready to eat and not cooked with bare hands. No dates on foods.

Inspector: Black

Charles Phelps


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