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Kitchen Inspections: Oct. 2-9
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 2-9 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. 2

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
4005 Winder Highway Suite 160, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Flowery Branch Elementary School
5544 Radford Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Jennifer Wren

The Bradford House and Gardens
6648 McEver Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floor and wall junctures with food debris accumulation.
Inspector: Wren

Oct. 3

Academies of Discovery
3215 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

American Deli
3885 Mundy Mill Road Suite 109, Oakwood
Score: 91, Grade: A
Rice cooker lid with food debris, soda machine diffusers with mold buildup and dried tomato residue on slicer. Tongs being stored in container with room-temperature water. Mops stored in mop bucket.
Inspector: Wren

 Great American Cookies
150 Pearl Nix Parkway Suite D-3, Gainesville
Score: 95, Grade: A
Mold and residue on inside of lid in ice bin. Employee restroom door (which opens into kitchen with three-compartment sink) does not have self-closer.
Inspector: Wren

Shoney’s On The Go, LLC
4942 Bristol Industrial Way, Buford
Score: 99, Grade: A
Floors pulling apart at seams in front of fryers.
Inspector: Donna Black

Oct. 6

Angie’s Cafe
5540 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 97, Grade: A
Coolers missing thermometers.
Inspector: Black

East Hall High School
3534 East Hall Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

The Top of Gainesville
787 Hospital Drive, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
No certified food safety manager. Areas underneath grill and sides of fryers with food residue, shelves in kitchen with residue. Floors in kitchen and bar area with residue.
Inspector: Black

Oct. 8

Brandon’s Cafe and Catering
2052 Candler Road Suite 5, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Cooked chicken stored next to raw beef and raw chicken in reach-in cooler. Did not have test strips for QUAT sanitizer or chlorine sanitizer, although both are being used.
Inspector: Wren

Ebony & Ivory Catering Services
3170 Frontage Road Suite C, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wentworth

Planet Smoothie
5900 Spout Springs Road Suite S, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Tadmore Elementary School
3278 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

The Palace-3 Lil Pig’s BBQ
1705 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 84, Grade: B
Only hand sink in kitchen without paper towels. No dates on foods in cooler. Shelves throughout kitchen and in back bar area with debris. Floors underneath fryers, sinks, at floor wall juncture with residue. Numerous flies seen throughout kitchen.
Inspector: Black

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint
658 Dawsonville Highway Suite B
Score: 88, Grade: B
Potentially hazardous foods (Canadian bacon, chopped turkey, sausage, chicken salad) kept on pizza make line and in cold well (chopped tomato/salsa) were not cold held at 41 F or below. Broccoli cheddar soup prepared day before had not cooled to 41 F or below. Employees wearing bracelets while preparing food.
Inspector: Erin Kincaid

Oct. 9

All About You Wedding & Events
250 Dawsonville Highway Suite A, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Wren

Arby’s No. 5421
3652 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
Hand washing sink in kitchen prep area blocked by empty boxes at beginning of inspection, piece of equipment resting in hand washing sink. Mold inside soda-dispensing nozzles, tea nozzle and ice bin in kitchen.
Inspector: Wren


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