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Kitchen Inspections: May 13-19
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 13-19 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.

MAY 13

La Hacienda

1714 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 78, Grade: C

Ziploc bags of frozen/thawing raw chicken were observed stacked with Ziploc bags of raw beef/pork and tripe in bottom of one-door glass front cooler. Cow brains cooked yesterday and cooled and stored overnight in one door cooler observed with temperatures from 56-67 degrees.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Gainesville Home Cooking

250 John W Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Observed an accumulation of food debris on floors of walk in freezer and on the outside of bulk food containers.

Inspector: T’Shane Williams


MAY 16


4906 Lanier Island Parkway

Score: 99, Grade: A

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines


Willowwood Nursing Center

4595 Cantrell Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 95, Grade: A

Floors of walk-in cooler, freezer, behind cooking equipment and in dish room observed with a heavy buildup of residue.

Inspector: Amanda Gill


McDonalds No. 35656

2010 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Wiping cloths used to clean food prep surfaces observed stored on various counters throughout kitchen.

Inspector: Gill


Chick-fil-A @ Robson Crossing

3405 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A

Observed interior of reach-in coolers and gaskets soiled with heavy accumulation of food residue.

Inspector: Williams


MAY 17

Hibachi Buffet

1500 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Several spray bottles containing chemicals throughout kitchen not labeled. Shelving throughout kitchen, sides of fryers, equipment and hood above grill observed with a heavy buildup of grease and debris.

Inspector: Gill


Buffalo Wild Wings

1185 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Hoffhines


MAY 18

Wholesome Tasty Foods @ M&M Down Home Catering

996 Athens St., Gainesville

Score: 87, Grade: B

Raw and cooked food items measured temperatures below those required by food safe guidelines.

Inspector: Wentworth


Kentucky Fried Chicken No. 18

3711 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 91, Grade: A

Pieces of fried chicken stored in warmer measured temperatures below those required by food safe guidelines.

Inspector: Gill


MAY 19


3724 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 94, Grade: A

Inspector: Hoffhines


Firehouse Subs No. 409

33 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

A single-door white freezer with a leak, observed causing a heavy ice buildup in back and on top of stored food products.

Inspector: Gill