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Kitchen Inspections: June 13-20
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from June 13-20 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.


Levy Restaurants at Atlanta Falcons Training Facility

4400 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

No sanitizer being dispensed at chemical sanitizing dish machine. Consumer advisory is on the menu board above the expo station but items offered cooked to customer request are not marked (eggs). Trash dumpster in use by kitchen is missing drain plug.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Steak ‘N Shake

3525 Thurmon Tanner Parkway, Oakwood

Score: 83, Grade: B

Manager was unaware of procedures for the cleanup of any human waste events that may occur. One-door sandwich unit at cook line holding time and temperature control for safety foods above required 41 degrees or below. Many of the cooler, freezer gaskets are damaged (ripped) which can compromise the units ability to maintain foods at the required temperature as well as allow for the accumulation of food, water inside the gaskets that cannot be cleaned easily or properly. Mixers with finishes peeling off of motors sit above the food product when in-use. Inside dish machine with heavy buildup of grease, sump of dishwasher with accumulation of grease, food hanging on side and above sump. Outsides, handles of coolers, freezers, shelving under prep tables, inside bottoms of freezers, outside of milk dispenser, wheels of equipment, mixer motors and unit with food spills, splatters, food debris and grease. Trash dumpster missing drain plug.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth



Marisqueria Playa Azul

1736 Atlanta Highway,
Suite 500-700, Gainesville

Score: 67, Grade: U

Designated person in charge not able to demonstrate knowledge in areas of employee health, protection from contamination, proper temperature of holding TCS foods, and date marking. No certified food safety manager on staff. Phones on prep surfaces while employee preparing food nearby. Opened can of employee cola stored among other foods in sliding door cooler. Hand washing sink storing dirty utensils and with built-up grease along sink basin. Establishment does not have established procedures for employees to follow when responding to human waste events. Foods left uncovered in coolers, freezers and on counters. Knives stored on rack above meat prep sink found with dried food debris.

Inspector: Evan Biles



Arby’s No. 5421

3652 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: B

Observed wiping-cloth quaternary solution for front-of-house staff at an inadequate concentration; consulted with PIC on ensuring all sanitizing solutions meet the required provisions. Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Observed food employee wearing jewelry other than a plain ring on hands or arms while preparing food; an employee was observed wearing a bracelet while prepping food on the countertop in the main kitchen.

Inspector: Marcus Hall


Deli Max

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite B-10, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Containers of wing salt, spices stored on shelf with degreaser cleaner and a toolbox located under hanging dirty brooms, brushes, a wet mophead. Foods must be stored in a clean dry location where they are not exposed to splash, dust or other sources of contamination. Clean cutting boards stored on chemical rack under three-compartment sink. Clean food tubs and buckets stored on shelves below holster clip used for hanging dirty brooms, brushes and mop-type cleaning tools.

Inspector: Linda Hoffhines


Firehouse Subs No. 409

333 Shallowford Road, Suite D, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit; various deli meats on the prep-top unit exceeded the required parameters.

Inspector: Marcus Hall


McDonald’s Restaurant No. 11113

965 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A

Observed leaking pipe at plumbing fixture; hand-washing sink in the women’s restroom emanated dripping at the plumbing site.

Inspector: Marcus Hall


The Kitchen

984 Athens St. SE, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Inspector: Evan Biles


Wang’s Chinese Restaurant

4211 McEver Road, Suite 201, Oakwood

Score: 87, Grade: B

Buildup of black mold residue along interior of ice machine. Egg rolls beginning cooling process at start of inspection failed to drop to 70 F or below within two hours. Cooling was monitored during inspection and changes were made throughout to expedite cooling.

Inspector: Evan Biles



Fajitas Mexican Restaurant

1210 Thompson Bridge Road,
Suite F, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: B

Containers of pork fat used for cooking carnitas and chicken broth in walk-in stored uncovered and directly underneath condenser unit. Salsa prepared from room temperature ingredients around 10 a.m. per CFSM found at 47 F and 46 F within merchandiser cooler. Hot water faucet at hand sink used by food handlers and dish washers was found to be leaking, so faucet was shut off.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Kentucky Fried Chicken No. 10

1904 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

All time and temperature control for safety foods founds in walk in cooler recorded at above 47 degree Fahrenheit (see log). Cardboard dumpster with lids open.

Inspector: Evan Biles



Burger King No. 13983

4778 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 97, Grade: A

Population of insects appearing to be cicada killers seen swarming around ground near drive through order station. Insects, rodents, and other pests need to be controlled by routinely inspecting the premises and taking the necessary steps to rid them from the establishment.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Chick-Fil-A No. 3548

805 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Large cambros of leaf lettuce and chopped romaine lettuce with tight fitting lids cooling in walk-in from 76 F to 74 F and 75 F to 71 F in 40 minutes, respectively.

Inspector: Linda Hoffhines


Crossroads Deli Inc.

2888 Browns Bridge Road, Suite B, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Great American Cookies

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Suite D-3, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Back room hand sink not accessible due to bucket stack placed directly on top of sink. Drink nozzles for soda machine found with an accumulation of mildew along the food contact portion. Food contact surfaces must be clean to sight and touch.

Inspector: Evan Biles

Longhorn Steakhouse No. 5054

1709 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Pan of raw fish was stored on top of pan of raw onion (for salads) and above cooked beef. Raw seafood was stored above boxed salad dressing. Raw beef was stored beside salad, with no physical partition. Foods must be protected from cross contamination by separating raw animal foods during storage, preparation and holding. Clean dishes were wet-stacked on shelf across from warewashing machine. Utensils stored on new racks behind the vegetable prep sink were subject to contamination. Preptop cooler in the main kitchen had ice accumulations on the top portion and pooled water in the RI portion.

Inspector: Holly Cochran


Señor Fiesta

4110 Cleveland Highway, Suite A-B, Gainesville

Score: 85, Grade: B

No soap provided at bar hand sink or main kitchen hand sink. All handwashing stations must be supplied with cleanser to ensure hands are thoroughly cleaned. Mold, rust on interior baffle of ice machine. Homemade wooden shelf used to store dirty dishes is untreated and porous, allowing food and water to accumulate on the equipment. Bins holding clean lids and clean knives had heavy accumulations of food debris. Grease trap lid was entirely off, leaving the grease trap completely exposed at the time of inspection. Provide cover for trashcan in women’s restroom. Coving is missing at the fry-line, allowing water to pool between the stainless wall and tile floor. Flies are present throughout the facility.

Inspector: Holly Cochran



4930 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 82, Grade: B

No paper towels available at hand sink in drive thru. Lowboy cooler at drive thru struggling to maintain time and temperature control for safety foods at required 41 degrees or below. Half-pints of milk and individual butters with cold holding temperatures of 46 F, 47 F. Cooler top felt hot and cooler shoved to wall under shelf at drive-thru. Meat cooler keeping raw burgers over required 41 F or below. Hamburgers held in warming drawer if not prepared off flat top within required time frame and used to prepare chili not held at required 135 F or above; some held at 118 F. Food handler (cook) wearing bracelets and a ring with a raised setting. Pass-through cooler under makeline and back front counter with condensate dripping from evaporator inside and water accumulating in bottom of unit. Appears evaporator is frozen up. Door gaskets on many of the reach-in coolers ripped along tops. Three-compartment sink rinse compartment with buildup of grease in compartment. Accumulation of spilled tea and sugar under self-serve condiment area, accumulation of spills inside back of cabinet under self-serve tea area, accumulation of water on shelf under hand sink at drive thru. Hand sink off front line with accumulation of grease in bowl and around faucet assembly. Trash dumpster with large buildup of grease down left side and front of the dumpster and dripping and accumulating on ground on left side of dumpster.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Zaxby’s No. 00-304

995 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Better awareness of the internal food temperatures of TCS foods: cooling, being transferred to different cooling units, and being placed on ice is needed. Air conditioning vent directly above salad makeline cooler and cutting board accumulating droplets of condensation that can potentially drip non-potable water onto foods being prepared below. Air conditioning unit not working in cookline area per CFSM. Foods stored on rack below evaporator fan walk-in cooler where condensate drips. Broken equipment and items no longer used stored in outside area behind kitchens back door. Accumulation of trash and debris located behind walk-in cooler and freezer. Accumulated grease and residues on walk-way surfaces in area behind back kitchen door.

Inspector: Linda Hoffhines



Chef Wang II Chinese Restaurant

4995 E. Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 80, Grade: B

No paper towels supplied to solo handsink in main kitchen. Solo handsink in main kitchen found holding frying pan during start of inspection. Containers found stored with clean dishes above three-compartment sink, used to store sauces, sugars, spices, nuts and crispy noodles, with heavy buildup of food residue and grease. Dishes placed in dirty stack and later washed and sanitized during inspection. Knives on magnetic rack all had dried food debris on them after cleaning and storage for use. Cream cheese and egg rolls in three-door cooler without date label. Tub of fried wantans stored in mechanical closest housing hot water heater. Coiled up hose found with connection end that had heavy buildup of grease and dirt resting on top of food prep surface. Chef in main kitchen not wearing any form of hair restraint at start of inspection. Cloths for wiping surfaces not stored in sanitizer solution between uses. Several scoops found in bulk product supply stored with handle portion contacting the food. Shelving of steam table in main kitchen tacky with grime and dirt; two-door freezer with heavy buildup of grease and food residue among bottom of unit.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

5857 Spout Springs Road, Suite A305,
Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

Dumpster enclosure was littered with trash, standing water.

Inspector: Holly Cochran


Subway No. 17563

5840 Spout Springs Road,
Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

Both dumpster doors were open. Employee beverage and employee cellphone stored on prep table.

Inspector: Holly Cochran

Subway No. 26703

2120 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 93, Grade: A

Employee beverages were stored on prep surface with no lid or straw. No procedures for human waste cleanup. Women’s restroom toilet needs detailed cleaning.

Inspector: Holly Cochran


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