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Kitchen Inspections Oct. 17-21
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 17-21 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.


OCT. 17

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

1830 Atlanta Road, Gainesville

Score: 57, Grade: U

Person in charge not performing duties to ensure active managerial control of staff according to the duties being performed including: preventing cross-contamination between raw and ready to eat foods; ensuring staff wash hands at necessary times and using correct handwashing procedures; and using proper reheating/hot holding practices. Observed employee wash hands without using soap. Observed employee wearing gloves carry a soiled bucket to the back of establishment where upon returning to the kitchen, employee began peeling shrimp without first changing gloves.


Lanier Elementary School

4782 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Taco Bell No. 031773

2422 Hancock Drive, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A



4930 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A


Wendy’s No. 19

587 S Enota Drive, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A


OCT. 19

Chick-Fil-A at Longstreet

1240 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


OCT. 20

Anastasia’s Tea Room

109 Washington St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

1705 Browns Bridge Road Gainesville

Score: 98, Grade: A


Johnny’s BBQ Inc.

1710 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Papa Jack’s Country Kitchen

7437 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 80, Grade: B

Hot holding cabinet not holding potentially hazardous food items at required hot holding temperature of 135 F or above. Food handler at front grill with wrist watch, servers at food buffer with dangling bracelets close to dangling in food at buffet.


Schlotzsky’s Deli

302 Broad St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


OCT. 21

Kona Ice Of Greater Gainesville

1706 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

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