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Kitchen Inspections Jan. 5 - Jan. 13
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 5-13 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. 5

El Carreton No. 1

608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Slicer found with an accumulation of food debris. The can opener was found with a large accumulation of food debris on its blade and with large accumulation of metal shavings behind the blade. Refried beans were found in the walk-in cooler dated Dec. 29, past the seven-day use or discard date.


JAN. 9

Food Corner

1039 Athens St. Gainesville

Score: 80, Grade: B

An employee was observed using the hand sink to wash hand towels. Raw fish, liver and chicken was found stored above ready-to-eat hot dogs, plastic ramekins of sauces, dressings and heads of lettuce. A milk jug dated Nov. 17, 2016, and an unidentified container of meat with no date markings was found during the inspection. No thermometer was present at the time of inspection.


Inman Perk Coffee

102 Washington St. Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

An employee was observed eating at the prep counter.


Outback Steakhouse No. 1123

655 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

The inspector observed a cook line employee handling sliced cheese, baked potato and a sandwich bun with their bare hands.


Starbucks Coffee Company No. 8761

821 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A


JAN. 10

Danny’s Donuts

417 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 66, Grade: U

No designated person in charge was available at the time of inspection. Neither employee present for the inspection could demonstrate any knowledge of food safety guidelines.


El Sombrero No. 3

1792 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Cheese dip in the steam unit was found with temperatures between 90 and 110 degrees.


Gainesville-Hall County Meals On Wheels

430 Prior St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A


Golden Buddha

3715 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 97, Grade: A


Hall County Senior Center

434 Prior St. Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A


International House Of Pancakes No. 4409

430 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Inspector observed a waitress handling mixed greens and red onions with her bare hands when assembling a salad at the salad cooler. Accumulated grime debris was found in the tea urn nozzle spouts and on the interior components/surfaces behind the baffle of the ice machine.


Papa’s Pizza To Go

6483 Cleveland Highway, Clermont

Score: 93, Grade: A

Buckets of chlorine sanitizing solution tested 0 ppm at the time of inspection. Test strips to test sanitizer solution could not be found in the restaurant. The dough mixer and its paddle were stored overnight with food residue and dough.


Si Fu Ginger

4009 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A


The Collegiate Grill

220 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


The Colored Egg

610 Grove St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A


JAN. 11

Brandon’s Cafe And Catering

2052 Candler Road, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: B

No Certified Food Safety Manager was on staff at the time of inspection. Inspector observed parsley, veggie greens, milk, shredded cheese, whipped cream and sandwich ham stored on the same shelf among raw shell eggs, raw chicken, raw bacon and raw ground beef.



5458 McEver Road,

Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A


JAN. 12

Catalina’s Restaurant

130 John W. Morrow Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Family Cafe

601 South Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Buckets found throughout the kitchen used to store sanitizer rags tested with no chemical sanitizer. Plastic containers and metal hotel pans used to store dry ingredients with heavy buildup of encrusted grease.


Natural Juice Cafe

2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


JAN. 13

Rabbit Town Cafe

2415 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

An employee was observed eating on a prep table at the front cook line. Opened containers of commercially prepared chili were found in the walk-in cooler, the manger indicated it had been open for three days, without a consume/sell by date, label. Many bulk food items that are not easily recognizable; MSG, flour, corn starch were found in unlabeled containers.

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