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Kitchen Inspections July 27-Aug. 3
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 27-Aug. 3 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.



5458 McEver Road C-4, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Observed old labels stuck to food containers after cleaning.

Inspector: Marcus Hall


El Carreton Inc. No. 1

608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Dried food debris found on dicer hung with clean utensils for next use. No sanitizer registering in wiping cloth buckets. Ice baths and refrigerator units in main trailer not sufficient for cooling foods prepped at ambient air temperatures to 41 or below within four hours. No thermometer for ambient air temps in dorm style fridge, thermometer in homestyle fridge not working. Several wiping cloths scattered throughout main kitchen area. Pans stacked in clean utensils have sticker residue on outer surface of pan.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Friends Cafe At Spout Springs Library

6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Marcus Hall


Haydee’s Cafe

3204 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Eggs left out by grill from the morning, reached temperature above 41 F. Temperature was 72 F. Chorizo also left by grill had reached 84 F. Food handler wearing watch and bracelet while cooking. Food handler with beard longer than allowable half inch. Wiping cloth stored under grill instead of in sanitizer bucket. Vegetable sink stacked with dirty dishes. Utensils stored above mop sink.

Inspector: Victor Jones



At The Tracks Restaurant LLC

6009 Main St., Lula

Score: 91, Grade: A

Hot water to front hand sink turned off because faucet leaks when plumbed to dispense hot water. Container of buttermilk in use with best by date of July 23. Inspection report posted in far end of dining area and on top shelf of cabinet; the most current inspection report must be displayed within 15 feet of the primary entrance and at a distance of 5 to 7 feet off the ground, where it can be read at a distance of 1 foot away. Outside surface of many hotel pans found on clean utensil rack contained a buildup of sticker residue from prior use.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Harbour Point Yacht Club

3133 Harbour Point Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

No consumer advisory on to go menu for hamburgers offered cooked to customer requests (undercooked). Unwrapped eating utensils (knives, forks and spoons)for customers self-service are in containers where the food/lip contact part of the utensil can be touched by customers. New vegetable sink installed during down time of facility is not gapped to prevent backflow.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


AUG. 1

Danny’s Donuts

417 Main St. SW, Gainesville

Score: 73, Grade: C

No designated person in charge in the absence of the Certified Food Safety Manager. Employee coffee drink in Styrofoam cup without lid left out on food prep surface and on table next to blender. Employee water bottle stored on prep surface in kitchen. No sanitizer registering on chlorine test strips for container holding wiping cloths used to wipe prep surfaces. Deli ham slices stored in reach in cooler for several days not marked with a seven-day discard date. Bucket of sugar sitting on floor in main prep area; food storage must be at least 6 inches above the floor. Cloths used to wipe prep tables found damp and sitting out on counters between use. Container of flour storing rolling pin, sifter handle, dough cutter, and bush with handles contacting the product. Three-compartment sink sanitizer compartment with accumulation of greasy residue.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Lanier Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care

2601 Thompson Bridge Road NW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Evan Biles


Restaurante Y Taqueria Guerrero

3003 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


AUG. 2

Atlanta Bread Company, Store No. 69

944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Front counter hand sink also used as a dump sink for coffee and other drinks. Bottom of sink is built up with a layer of grime. Hummus made in house on July 17 still being served 17 days after day of prep. Inspection report displayed was an old report. Walls and ceiling tiles next to oven and walk-in cooler with a buildup of grease, oil and other debris.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Chipotle Mexican Grill No. 2607

1134 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 100, Gainesville

Score: 80, Grade: B

Clean all nozzles with a sanitized cloth. Sour cream and salsa verde in make line cooler recorded at 46 and 45 degree F. Tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream left in side cold well recorded at 49 F, 51 F and 47 F respectively. Upon further inspection, side cold well had not been turned on by employee. Hotel pan of cooked chicken in hot box found at 128-130 F. Lettuce sliced earlier in the morning not cooling quick enough to reach the requirements given the current method.

Inspector: Evan Biles


AUG. 3

Chef Wang

275 Pearl Nix Parkway, Unit 7, Gainesville

Score: 82, Grade: B

Eggrolls stacked over rim of food container against wall juncture where eggroll is against galvanized metal wall covered in dust and accumulated residues. Observed employee pull cherries and pineapple chunks from reach-in cooler and place on soiled cloth at fryer before placing ready to eat fruits on skewer to serve. Flats of raw eggs stored beside and bowl of raw chicken stored on top of plastic wrapped watermelon and lo mien in reach-in cooler. Bulk 5-gallon buckets of sauces along wall at cookline stored without lids. Containers of cut broccoli and produce stored on wire rack beside make line cooler stored uncovered. Buck food containers of foods in dry storage area left uncovered or have lids loosely placed over containers. Accumulated food debris observed along food-contact surfaces of table top slicer and attachments. Accumulated debris and residues observed in seams of lids that snap onto bulk food containers, along interior food contact surfaces of rice cookers, and surfaces of clean pans and containers used for holding food. Accumulated debris and residues along sink basins, legs of prep tables, storage racks, shelves, interiors/exteriors of coolers and cooking equipment and handles of bulk food containers and equipment throughout kitchen.

Inspector: Linda Hoffhines


Maynard’s At The Corner

7435 Spout Springs Road, Suite 101, Flowery Branch

Score: 80, Grade: B

No paper towels provided for bar hand sink. To-go menu not listed with a reminder statement or disclosure for all foods offered undercooked (i.e. burgers). Individually portioned rice stored in the bottom of the make line cooler dated July 25 preparation date. Spray bottles of bleach solution stored on rack near warewashing machine not labeled with the common name of chemical. French fries in ready to eat cooler found in container resting on floor. Splash guard not installed between drain board of three-compartment sink and vegetable sink. Ready-to-eat cooler found to be dripping nonpotable water at the condenser and ponding onto floor. Outsides of many lexan containers stored on shelving above three-compartment and vegetable sink contained remnants from sticker and residue. Bottom of smoker unit built up with grease, and food residue.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Sopranos Grill

5783 Old Winder Highways, Suite 211, Braselton

Score: 92, Grade: A

Refried beans and queso prepared two days priors found uncovered in walk-in. Menus in establishment and to-go menus not correctly labeled with proper disclosure for foods offered undercooked (i.e. burgers). All menus in an establishment must contain a disclosure or asterisk marking specific menu items offered for sale raw or undercooked in reference to a reminder statement about the potential risk of consuming raw or undercooked meats.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Subway No. 57590

4347 Mundy Mill Road, Suite A-1 Oakwood

Score: 97, Grade: A

Spashguard between three-compartment sink drainbooard for sanitized kitchenware, utensils and vegetable sink missing. These sinks are too close to prevent splash from clean and sanitized kitcheneware, utensils from contacting clean vegetable that may be on drainboard at vegetable sink. Must replace splashguard to prevent any possible contamination of food and/or food contact surfaces.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

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