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Kitchen Inspections: July 8-14
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from July 8-14 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.


Cabos Mex Grill II

7367 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 90, Grade: A

A bowl was observed being used as a scoop in container of cooked potatoes, and a plastic cup used as scoop in beans.



1002 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 75, Grade: c

Clean and sanitized utensils observed with food, grease residue remaining on them. No food temperature measuring device (thermometer) was available to monitor the temperature of cooked, reheated and hot/cold held food items.


Papa’s Pizza To Go

6483 Cleveland Highway, Clermont

Score: 95, Grade: A


Subway No. 3322

1260 Candler Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Wendy’s Restaurant No. 160

7348 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 95, Grade: A


Wings & Philly 

2115 Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Large tubs of cooked rice observed being cooled incorrectly in walk in coolers, temperature of rice above the required food safe temperature.



Inman Perk Coffee

102 Washington St. NW, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A


Rick’s Smokin Pig BBQ

1011 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Accumulated food debris, residue on food contact areas of can opener and tea dispenser nozzles. Dried food debris observed on stored cutting boards.


Senor Fiesta No. 2

1943 Jesse Jewell Parkway Northeast, Gainesville

Score: 74, Grade: C

Observed an employee picking up tortillas with bare hands. He said tortillas were to be warmed in the oven, but could not verify that the tortillas would reach the required 145 degrees Fahrenheit that would allow bare hand contact. Observed another employee prepping bell peppers with bare hands. No paper towels were provided at the kitchen hand sink. Multiple containers of cooling food items had not reached the required temperature in the time allotted.


Skate Country

2276 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A



Brenda’s Country Cafe

3003 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Longstreet Cafe Too

405 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A


Mocha Moe’s

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A


Sopranos Grill

5783 Old Winder Highway, Braselton

Score: 99, Grade: A


Stevie B’s Pizza

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Coke nozzles, diffusers and ice dispenser observed with mold, mildew residue



Hop’s Kitchen

999 Chestnut St., Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Cooked food items (black beans, house made ranch, and pulled pork) observed still in use with expired day dot stickers. 


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