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Kitchen Inspections Sept. 15-20
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 15-22 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.

SEPT. 15

El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant

1830 Atlanta Road, Gainesville

Score: 70, Grade: C

Observed debris and residue on food contact surfaces of pans and containers stored on clean utensil shelves above three-compartment sink. Test strips used for testing sanitizer concentrations are water damaged and cannot accurately test sanitizer.


Subway No. 28943

5160 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy

5850 Brookton Lula Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


SEPT. 16

Chicopee Woods Golf Course

2515 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A


Northeast Georgia Medical Center

743 Spring St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

The Hickory Pig

3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Cardboard being used to cover shelf under prep table, with evidence of grease spills on the cardboard. Leftover whole brisket, whole pork tenderloin reheating for two hours not to required reheating temperature of 165.


Waffle House No. 953

4410 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A


West Hall High School

5500 Mcever Road, Oakwood

Score: 100, Grade: A


SEPT. 19

Burger King No. 3800

806 Athens St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A


Curt’s Restaurant

3440 Branch Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 96, Grade: A


Steak ‘N Shake

3525 Thurmon Tanner Parkway, Oakwood

Score: 80, Grade: B

Clean and sanitized utensils, tableware, flatware are being stored in bust tubs with accumulation of food debris in them allowing for recontamination of clean and sanitized items. Trash dumpster missing drain plug,


Texas Roadhouse

895 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A


SEPT. 20

Captain D’s

3522 Thurmon Tanner Parkway, Oakwood

Score: 91, Grade: A

Sour cream and sauces requiring refrigeration (honey mustard, ranch, tartar) were stored on ice packs at the drive through with temperatures ranging 47-60.


Crossroads Deli & Yogurt

2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Observed cakes brought into restaurant from outside source.


Riggy’s Grill

2415 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: A

Date marking incorrect on time and temperature control for safety foods made in house or opened. Dates were consistently exceeding the maximum of seven days for food to be consumed, sold or discarded. luncheon meats were observed past the seven day maximum for being consumed, sold or discarded.

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