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Kitchen Inspections May 20-25
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from MAY 20-25 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 20

Subway No.62383

1470 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 78, Grade: C

No person in charge was present upon the beginning of the inspection, and no employee was assigned the duty of ensuring food safety compliance in absence of a manager. No hand washing was observed during the inspection, employees arrived at work and did tasks without washing hands in between tasks. No sanitizer registered on test strips at the sanitizing compartment sink.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines


MAY 23

Midland Station Coffee Company

109 Green St. NE, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Inspector: Amanda Gill



1711 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

A large pan of beef ribs was cooling on the back prep table at room temperature for 2 hours.

Inspector: Holly Cochran


MAY 25

Athena’s Pizza

4949 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford

Score: 92, Grade: A

At the time of inspection handsinks in the kitchen and prep areas were observed without paper towels.

Inspector: Donna Black


Camp Hope 

7011 Pony Lake Road, Dahlonega 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Antebellum Restaurant

5510 Church Street,
Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Ice machine observed with a build-up of mold on baffle and walls of ice bin.

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth