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Kitchen Inspections March 20-March 24
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 20-24 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.


Buffalo’s Cafe

3446 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch 30542

Score: 91, Grade: A

Pieces of raw chicken were seen to have been left in the meat preparation sink while queso was being thawed in a separate vegetable preparation sink; raw foods and ready-to-eat foods must be kept separate in order to prevent cross-contamination.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines


Edible Arrangement

5887 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Inspector: Evan Biles


South Hall Middle School

4355 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill


Subway No. 28943

5160 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill


Target Store T-2387

5865 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A

Inspector: Evan Biles



Arby’s No. 8097

1934 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Inspector: Evan Biles



Burger King No. 5920

3703 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 95, Grade: A

Black mold was spotted in the ice machine. After being washed, containers were stacked together rather than being set out to air dry; after cleaning and sanitizing, equipment must be properly dried before coming into contact with food.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Domino’s Pizza No. 3572

4841 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A

Inspector: Evan Biles



Domino’s Pizza No. 8974

3606 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

The inspector noticed an accumulation of flies near the three-compartment sink.

Inspector: Evan Biles


La Mejor De Michoacan No. 2

405 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville 30504

Score: 84, Grade: B

No one on the staff holds a Certified Food Safety Manager certificate. Food that was being stored was not labeled with the proper preparation and disposal dates.

Inspector: Evan Biles


Lakeview Academy

796 Lakeview Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill



La Malandrina

1706 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 75, Grade: C

No paper towels located in the bathroom or near the hand sink in the bar. Chicken, pork, salsa and cheese were kept in the cooler at a temperature above 41 degrees; all food should be stored at a temperature below 41 degrees in order to prevent the spread of bacteria. No preparation and discard dates were present on multiple foods that were kept in house for multiple days; all food kept in house should be labeled with a date of preparation as well as discard so that food is not kept any longer than the seven-day limit.

Inspector: Evan Biles

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