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Kitchen Inspections Nov. 28 - Dec. 2
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 24-27 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. 28

Burger & Shake Restaurant

891 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store No. 641

4758 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 92, Grade: A

Assorted dishes and cutlery were observed stored with food residue. Several Lexan pans and container tops were found broken or cracked.


Marco’s Pizza No. 8226

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A


Smoothie King

No. 791

890 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


NOV. 29


3405 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A


McDonald’s Restaurant No. 24613

4810 Golden Parkway, Buford

Score: 87, Grade: B

Raw shell eggs observed being stored above ready-to-eat cheese and premade salads. Nozzles on soda dispensers observed with heavy buildups of mold and mildew.


Oakwood Occasions

2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Slicer with observed greasy residue on the back of its blade and with dried meat debris on the meat pan. Containers with sliced ham and turkey luncheon meat observed past the seven-day discard date.


DEC. 1


1240 Jesse Jewel Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Firehouse Subs No. 409

333 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Southern Smoq BBQ

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 88, Grade: B


Tadmore Elementary School

3278 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Dec. 2

Road Atlanta DBA The Paddock Grille

5300 Winder Highway, Braselton

Score: 91, Grade: A

The consumer self-service cooler had no sneeze shield in place to protect foods on display. An accumulation of grime and debris observed along the corner seams and basins of sinks through kitchen. Evidence of rodent activity observed behind freezer chest located beside portable A/C unit vent.

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