By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Kitchen Inspections Sept. 7-14
Placeholder Image

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 7-14 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.


Bojangles No. 786

1235 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Utensils on sanitizing drainboard and air drying rack have food debris to sight and touch.



Crossroads Bar & Grille

5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 91, Grade: A

Ribs in walk-in cooler measured temperatures of 47 F, above food safe requirement.



Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center

1855 Calvary Church Road, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

No hand soap was available at the hand sink. Floors observed with an accumulation of grease, dirt. Numerous flies inside facility. Evidence of rodent activity inside the concession stand.


Fuji Hibachi Express

229 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

Containers of bulk foods stored without lids or lids not being secured back in place in dry storage area. No sanitizer registering on test strips when applied to standing water surfaces of wet utensils on air drying rack


SEPT. 12

Coffee Shop At

Lawrence Pharmacy

631 Broad St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A


Crossroads Deli & Yogurt

2888 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Longhorn Steakhouse

No. 5054

1709 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 90, Grade: A

The ambient temperature of the four drawer Delfield cold holding unit was 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Appetizer preptop cooler had a significant leak, allowing water to pool in the bottom of the unit.


Raspados El Puesto

2121 Athens Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


SEPT. 13

Chestatee Academy Of Inquiry And Talent Development

2740 Fran Mar Drive, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Chestatee High School

3005 Sardis Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


Joe Muggs At

Books A Million

150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 89, Grade: B

No sanitizer registering on quat test strips at three-section sanitizing sink.


Little Caesars No. 1592

2159 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Boxes stored in kitchen with roaches crawling on them. Dead bodies of insects on floors underneath three-compartment sink and in dry storage. Room leading out to dumpster with live insects crawling on floors and walls.


Tacos Y Tortas Al Sabor

De Mexico

425 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Hotel pans with whole fish and fish fillets uncovered in the two-door sandwich unit; large bus tub of cooked frozen beef uncovered in upright freezer; several containers of broth in walk-in cooler stored on bottom shelf uncovered.


SEPT. 14

Antebellum Restaurant

5510 Church St., Flowery Branch

Score: 99, Grade: A


Flowery Branch

Elementary School

5544 Radford Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A


Papa John’s Pizza

4605 Elk Ridge Court, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A


Subway No. 18114

2235 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A


The Big Bear Cafe

893 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 54, Grade: U

Observed employee retie ponytail, then return to food preparation without first washing hands. Observed employee touch raw sausage on grill top with bare hands then return to prepare ready-to-foods at prep table. Observed employee handle raw chicken then proceed to touch various surfaces including equipment handles (cooler, oven doors) and clean utensils. No hot water available at front hand sink. Bowls of raw chicken stored above and/or beside, sliced cheese, head of lettuce, stew and buckets of sweet tea in reach-in cooler.

Regional events