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Kitchen Inspections: Nov. 14-20
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 14-Nov. 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.

Nov. 14

Chattahoochee Country Club
3000 Club Drive, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Kitchenware, such as peelers, knives, pans, and containers with food residue. Floors behind grill area and underneath equipment and shelves in dry storage area with residue.
Inspector: Donna Black

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
1830 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
No paper towels at hand sink in kitchen. Dishes being only washed and rinsed, and not sanitized. Containers of food being stored in cooler on top of uncovered foods.
Inspector: Black

La Cazuela Mexican Restaurant

4965 Friendship Road, Buford
Score: 90, Grade: A
Employee water bottle under vegetable prep area, and plastic cup in low boy cooler in kitchen. Unlabeled bottles of sanitizer in kitchen. Pans and containers stacked wet. Several tiles in kitchen, especially around the baseboard of the back door, are cracked and need replacing. Hole in wall near vegetable prep area, next to hand sink, exposing insulation.
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

La Malandrina
1706 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Sopranos Grill
5783 Old Winder Highway Suite 211, Braselton
Score: 97, Grade: A
Most recent inspection score not posted. Silverware stored so that food and lip-contact surfaces must be touched when removing utensils from container. Lining on lid of reach-in cooler next to grill has come loose from the lid.
Inspector: Jennifer Wren

World Language Academy at Chestnut Mountain
4670 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Ice maker with brown residue on sides.
Inspector: Kincaid

Nov. 17

Buffalo Wild Wings
1185 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Black

Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry
4841 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Kincaid

Firehouse Subs
5911 Spout Springs Road Suite B, Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
Employee energy drinks in three-door upright cooler. Employee drinking from can in kitchen prep area. Ice scoop buried in ice machine with handle touching ice. Single service items and to-go containers for sandwiches stored on floor.
Inspector: Kincaid

Great American Cookies
150 Pearl Nix Parkway Suite D-3, Gainesville
Score: 98, Grade: A
Employee restroom door, which opens into kitchen with three-compartment sink, does not have self-closer.
Inspector: Wren

Mellow Mushroom
700 Green Street, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Both hand sinks in kitchen with debris and food in sink basin and on handles. Prep cooler next to grill with condensate leak. Can goods rack, shelves in prep area and back of kitchen, evaporator fans in walk-in cooler all found with debris. Walls, floors in prep areas, behind dishwasher and three-compartment sink areas, beside walk-in coolers and freezers, found with debris, ceiling near pizza oven and vents with residue.
Inspector: Black

Mule Camp Tavern
322 Spring Street SW, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Menus contain only the reminder portion of the consumer advisory, which should consist of both a reminder and disclosure for all the food items offered raw or undercooked. Floor to wall juncture near hand washing sink in kitchen missing coving at corner. Some tiles near entrance in kitchen are broken.
Inspector: Wren

Nov. 18

Glacier Cafe
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

Nov. 19

165 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Subway #57590
4347 Mundy Mill Road Suite A-1, Oakwood
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Waffle House #885
2507 Pentee Drive, Gainesville
Score: 88, Grade: B
Potentially hazardous foods, sliced cheese, raw bacon, raw Angus, raw chicken and half and half, above required 41 F. Accumulation of dead roaches found in walk-in and dry storage area.
Inspector: Kincaid

Nov. 20

Burger and Shake II
5866 Spout Springs Road Suite C, Flowery Branch
Score: 89, Grade: B
Raw chicken in plastic container sitting on top of cheese and produce in reach-in cooler (top), and container of raw ground turkey burgers resting inside container of bacon in reach-in cooler. Both bathroom doors missing self-closers.
Inspector: Wren

Catering By Our House/Candlelight Productions
5190 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Certified food safety manager expired, no current certificate.
Inspector: Black

China Wok
1015 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 76, Grade: C
Raw chicken in pan stored over raw fish inside reach-in cooler at grill. Pan of raw chicken touching edge of pan of pre-cooked egg rolls in top of reach-in cooler. Sanitizer not reaching required concentration in AutoChlor dish machine, even when primed. Tea urn nozzle with mold. Raw chicken left in hotel pans to thaw at room temperature. Boxes of food on floor in walk-in freezer and cooler. Crispy wontons in bowl on buffet line without cover of any kind. Handles of tongs stored in pans of chicken in reach-in cooler resting on food surface. Gaskets and handles of all coolers with food debris build-up, which can re-contaminate clean hands before touching food. Outside of mechanical dishwasher with food accumulation.
Inspector: Wren

Enota Multiple Intelligences Agency
1340 Enota Avenue, Gainesville
Score: 99, Grade: A
Tops to bulk food containers, flour, sugar, etc., broken with cracks.
Inspector: Black

Hong Kong King Buffet
Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 82, Grade: B
Plastic cup and employee’s thermos in kitchen, unapproved drink containers. Food debris and ice found in hand sinks. Only two compartments in use at three-compartment sink. Sanitizer not registering in either compartment. Employee washing top of rice cooker in vegetable sink. Plastic cups stored and stacked wet at wait station, and observed being stacked wet at dishwasher. Dumpster does not have drain plug in place allowing for the attraction of insects and rodents. Cellphone sitting on shelf in kitchen.
Inspector: Kincaid

Pams Popcorn at Lanier Islands
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

Pueblos Mexican Cuisine
3630 Thompson Bridge Road Suite 1, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Employee water bottle sitting on pipe, next to hand washing sink. Hand sink in dish washing area blocked by buckets, dishes, and a trash can. Another hand sink had a plastic piece and a bottle opener in it. Baseboard tile near dishwasher has come loose, exposing inner wall.
Inspector: Kincaid

University Yacht Club
6649 Yacht Club Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 80, Grade: B
Employee cutting strawberries with bare hands. Food handler drinking from can in kitchen. No soap at hand sink in dish area. No paper towels at hand sink in dish area. Cooked foods with no expiration dates. Food handlers without hair restraints.
Inspector: Black


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