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Kitchen Inspections for June 28-July 3
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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

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

June 28

The Biscuit Shoppe

1704 Cleveland Highway NE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

July 1

Bojangles No. 786

1235 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe

5510 Main St., Flowery Branch

Score: 97, Grade: A

Food handler wearing a watch. Cloths used to wipe food-contact surfaces laying on counters.

Inspector: Donna Black


707 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

July 2


5200 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 70, Grade: C

Many glove changes by cook without washing hands in between glove changes. No hand soap at hand sink in cook area. None of the foods leftover to be reheated (cooked, cooled and reheated for hot holding) were reheated properly within the required two hours. Half of food items in storage in walk-in freezer are stored on floor. No splashguard installed between drainboard of vegetable prep sink and hand sink. Food handler cracking eggs with gloved hands and proceeding with same gloves to prepare order. No test strips available to monitor strength of type of sanitizer being used in three-compartment sink and cloth sanitizer buckets. Many flies throughout kitchen.

Inspector: Wentworth

La Fogata Mexican Cuisine

425 Atlanta Highway, Suite 7, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Cloths used to wipe food-contact surfaces not stored in sanitizer. Dirty cups stored in prep sink. Two-door reach-in freezer with large condensent leak.

Inspector: Black

Northeast Georgia Medical Center

743 Spring St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Grease accumulation on ground around grease recycle container. Accumulation of debris (grease, food) at floor/wall juncture under three-compartment sink, dishwashing area.

Inspector: Wentworth

Taqueria Las Palmas No. 2

1276 Industrial Blvd., Suite 1B, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Shelby Finch

Taqueria Silao

1710 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Hands washed in three-compartment sink. Hand sink blocked with vegetables in sink. Vegetables being washed in hand sink. No soap in employee restroom.

Inspector: Finch

The Bright Spot

743 Spring St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Waffle House No. 1178

1240 Candler Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

At least three gaskets are damaged. Gaskets on coolers and cooler drawers need much better cleaning, more frequently, to prevent insect, rodent attraction, or contamination.

Inspector: McDuffie

July 3

Jimmy John’s

333 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Suite E, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Sonic Drive In

7425 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Finch

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