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Kitchen Inspections: July 1-8
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 1-8 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.


Arby’s No. 1030

634 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Natural Juice Cafe

2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Starbucks Coffee Company No. 8761

821 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

The Collegiate Grill

220 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

The Twisted Oar

6900 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 74, Grade: C

Hand sink in salad prep, dish washing area not functional, water was not working. Server observed preparing salad items (cutting tomatoes and restocking salad cooler) without hair restraint. Floor observed with accumulation of grease, food, water and rodent droppings under equipment in kitchen and bar. Extensive rodent feces observed under all equipment, on shelving under prep tables and on top of plastic containers on shelving in kitchen and on bar and restroom floors outside kitchen.



Burger King No. 5920

3703 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Capcana Latin Bistro

3280 McEver Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Domino’s Pizza No. 3572

4841 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 95, Grade: A

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

658 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Mule Camp Tavern

322 Spring St. SW, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A



Outback Steakhouse No. 1123

655 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Employee observed slicing, preparing cucumbers for salads with bare hands. Accumulation of debris, residue observed along interiors, exteriors of coolers (especially around handles and corners), seams along splash guards at prep tables, and faucets, hardware at food preparation and dish washing sinks.



Burger And Shake III

1730 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Chick-Fil-A Cafe At Milton Martin Toyota 

3150 Milton Martin Toyota Way, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A

Coffee & Smoothies At The Square

118 Main St. SW, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Little Caesars No. 1592-10

5866 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 80, Grade: B

Employee designated as person in charge in the absence of store manager unable to demonstrate adequate food safely knowledge that ensures safe food handling practices. Accumulation of debris and residue observed on the food contact surfaces of clean utensils on air drying rack.

McDonald’s Restaurant No. 1634

707 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank Inc.

1642 Calvary Industrial Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A



Stan’s Biscuit Shop & Deli

1151 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 71, Grade: C

Bus tub and food containers observed filled with sanitizer, utensils, kitchenware were piled in said containers not fully emerged in the sanitizer solution. Employees were observed removing utensils from the solution without proper sanitizing. At the time of inspection only printed to go menus were marked correctly for undercooked eggs. Sleeves of single service cups were observed stored on the floor behind the prep table in the drive-thru area.

Alexander Popp


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