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Kitchen Inspections: Sept. 29-Oct. 2
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 29-Oct. 2 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. 29

Morningside Assisted Living Facility
2435 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville
core: 99, Grade: A
Cove baseboard coming loose from wall-repair all areas in kitchen.
Inspector: Donna Black


Vinny’s New York Pizza & Grill
4977 Lanier Islands Parkway, Suites 102 & 103, Buford
Score: 96, Grade: A
Knives stored with food residue.
Inspector: Black


Wendy’s No. 19
587 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Ice machine with mold, mildew build up-dishes being washed without sanitizer; sanitizer is out.
Inspector: Black

 Sept. 30

Chili’s Grill & Bar
5851 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
Pans, Lexan containers with food residue and sticky labels left on. Dessert cooler and line cooler with condensate leaks. Top of dish machine, carts, evaporator fans in walk-in cooler, shelves in dish area, insides in hot holding cabinet unit with debris. Floors in walk in cooler and freezer, underneath equipment, in dish area and bar area with residue-walls at prep area and behind dish machine with debris.
Inspector: Black

El Maguey Mexican Restaurant
2458 Limestone Parkway NE, Gainesville
Score: 72, Grade: C
Employee eating and drinking from unapproved container next to vegetable sink in kitchen. Raw beef stored above ready-to-eat food (refried beans, produce) in walk-in cooler. Refried beans in large hotel pans stacked in walk-in cooler, labeled as prepared Sept. 29, temped at 46-48 degrees. Multiple spray bottles containing cleaning chemicals were unlabeled. Lid of reach-in cooler next to grill is broken, exposing the styrofoam padding. Dumpster with one of two lids missing.
Inspector: Jennifer Wren

Gainesville Civic Center
830 Green St., Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Mold around baffle in ice maker. Hot water sanitizing dish machine not reaching required temperature of 180 degrees at manifold in final rinse cycle.
Inspector: Wren

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: Wren

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


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