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Kitchen Inspections Jan. 17 - Jan. 20
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 17-19 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. 17

Dunkin’ Donuts

3629 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 81, Grade: B

Accumulated food debris and residue on clean utensils stored on sanitizing drain board and clean utensil racks above three compartment sink. Slime residue found along the basins and seams of hand sinks in food prep areas.


Morningside Assisted Living Facility

2435 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A


Subway No. 3322

1260 Candler Highway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A


The Oaks At Limestone

2560 Flintridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


JAN. 18

Fini’s Pizzeria

5857 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A


Little Caesars No. 1592-10

5866 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 88, Grade: B

No paper towels available at back hand sink. Accumulated debris and residue was found on nonfood contact surfaces of dough mixer, prep table legs, lower shelving, speed rack and shelving.


Shogun Japanese Steak House

5855 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A


JAN. 19

Atlanta Bread Company No. 69

944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A



6443 Cleveland Highway, Clermont

Score: 97, Grade: A


El Sombrero No. 6

5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 86, Grade: B

Numerous containers of raw shrimp were found stacked and sitting on top of ready-to-eat foods such as cilantro and lemons. Condensate leaks found at the prep cooler across from the grill.


Iron House Catering & Events

5540 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A


Maynard’s At The Corner

7435 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Deli slicer, ice baffle and drink dispensers all found with accumulations of food debris. Cooked meat products found without proper date markings.


Oakwood’s Arrow Auto Auction

4712 Flat Creek Road, Oakwood

Score: 96, Grade: A


Oriental Express II

1703 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A


JAN. 20

Golden Seven

4850 Golden Parkway, Buford

Score: 82, Grade: B

Uncovered containers of coconut soup, massaman, General T Sauce and Brussels sprouts found in the walk-in-cooler. Several food items in cold storage found being held at unsafe temperatures.

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