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Kitchen Inspections for June 26-27
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 19-20 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 health.state.ga.us/programs/envservices/index.asp.


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

June 26

Dog & Draft

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

2458 Limestone Parkway, NE, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Raw meat (chicken, beef) stored in cooler above shredded cheese. Personal canned drink stored in ice for consumption at bar. Beef stored on top of beer kegs in walk-in cooler and eggs stored next to milk and above cheese and beer kegs.

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Gainesville Bowling Center

2317 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Bare wood covered with aluminum foil near makeline cooler and bare wood near cashier area. Makeline cooler for kitchen not working. Ceiling tiles in kitchen damaged from leaks and one broken.

Inspector: Finch

Red Lobster No. 612

1707 Browns Bridge Road, SW, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: 

Clean hoses in walk-in beer cooler and walk-in cooler to prevent residue. Residue has built up near condenser in walk-in cooler and near door of beer cooler.

Inspector: Vicki Hufstetler

Sunset Cantina

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 97, Grade: A

Food handler with dirty apron (hand wiping).

Inspector: Wentworth

Sweet Monkey Frozen Yogurt

890 Dawsonville Highway, Suite D, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Clean shelves in walk-in cooler and bottom shelf of reach-in freezer upright.

Inspector: Hufstetler

Taste and See

3428 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 97, Grade: A

Food handlers not wearing hair restraint when working with food.

Inspector: Wentworth

Waffle House No. 615

3175 Frontage Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Pressure gauge at dish machine with needle broken.

Inspector: Donna Black

Wendy’s

416 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Line items not holding potentially hazardous food less than or equal to 41 degrees. Replace cove molding seal to wall to make easily cleanable.

Inspector: Hufstetler

June 27

Atlanta Bread Company No. 69

944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Potentially hazardous food to be cooled from 135 to 70 degrees in two hours, and 70 to 41 degrees in four hours to equal six hour total. Vegetable soup in walk-in cooler at 46 degrees. Wiping cloths stored at counter. Walk-in freezer floor has gaps.

Inspector: Hufstetler

Checker’s Drive-In Restaurant

943 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Two-door prep cooler underneath at 50 degrees. Thermometer not working inside reading less than 40 degrees. Cheese at prep cooler top 65 degrees loaded this morning from upright cheese cooler. Time as Public Health Control time not marked on cheese, tomatoes time from June 25. Thermometer not working inside prep cooler at 50 degrees. Thermometer less than 40 degrees. Repair plumbing at three-compartment sink. Faucet leaking and tape around pipe. Clean floor under fryers. Grease and water accumulated.

Inspector: Hufstetler

Dari Spot

4841 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Walk-in cooler has leak in top of ceiling and gap appearing between panels. Shelving under ice cream machine and exterior of freezer near table needs fresh coat of epoxy paint. No grease trap installed to separate grease from septic tank wastewater. Condensate from walk-in cooler stored in bucket in cooler; ice cream machine condensate drain, and air conditioner condensate drain dripping outside near air conditioner unit.

Inspector: Finch

Lanier World Concessions

7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Wentworth

Oriental Express II

1703 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

Subway No. 28943

5160 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

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