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Kitchen Inspections May 27-June 2
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 26-June 2 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 27

Pig Tales Lake Lanier

6800 Lights Ferry Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 93, Grade: A

Nozzles and diffuser on both of the drink dispensing machines were observed with a buildup of mold.


MAY 31

Hotdog Ninja

3543 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Smoothie King No. 791

890 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Waffle House No. 1764

7415 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 98, Grade: A



McDonald’s No. 24613

4810 Golden Parkway, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A


Panera Bread

625 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Ready-to-eat Parmesan cheese was observed being stored in same container as raw in-shell eggs.




1240 Jesse Jewel Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Marco’s Pizza No. 8226

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A


Subway Store No. 4563

151 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Food handling employees were observed wearing multiple bracelets and other jewelry items while preparing food.

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