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Kitchen Inspections: Jan. 15-21
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 15-21 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.

JAN. 15

Long Street Cafe

1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Mold was observed on pieces inside ice machine. Chemical spray bottles were grouped with syrup and coffee dispensers. 

Inspector: T’Shane Williams


MawMaw and PawPaw’s

6286 Ga. 52, Gillsville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Tea urn nozzle observed with a buildup of mold.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Olive Garden Italian Restaurant No. 1881

1175 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Sanitizing dish machine pressure gauge not working.

Inspector: Wentworth


JAN. 19

La Reyna

272 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Test strips for sanitizer unavailable.

Inspector: Donna Black


Murrayville Pharmacy

5304 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Holly Cochran


Captain D’s

3522 Thurmon Tanner Parkway

Score: 99, Grade: A

One knife was stored improperly with uncooked food.

Inspector: Cochran


Pueblos Mexican Cuisine

3630 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill


JAN. 20

Athena’s Pizza

6986 McEver Road, Buford

Score: 92, Grade: A

Food residue observed inside mixer and slicer.

Inspector: Black


China Wok

1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Open containers of food observed throughout the kitchen and cooler areas. Raw chicken, shrimp, beef and crab meat observed holding temperatures above 41 degrees. Roaches observed inside of two-door prep table around gaskets. Dead roaches spotted around kitchen.

Inspector: Gill


JAN. 21

Brenda’s Country Cafe 

3003 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Chick-fil-A Stonebridge 

5905 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

Shelving above breading station observed with a heavy buildup of flour and food debris.

Inspector: Gill


Golden Seven

4850 Golden Parkway, Buford 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Permit Issued

Inspector: Wentworth


Johnny’s BBQ Inc.

1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Sonic Braselton

7425 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

Heavy buildup of grease and food debris observed around heat lamps and next to fryers.

Inspector: Gill

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