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The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 28-29 by the Hall County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale, with 85 and above considered passing.

Kitchens are inspected at least every six months and are required to post their score sheets in public. A new establishment that has never served food must score a 100 to receive an initial report. When a restaurant changes ownership, another inspection is required. The establishment must score a 94 or higher to receive a new permit. To register a complaint against a restaurant, call the health department at 770-531-3973. To find past inspection lists, search the archives at

Nov. 28
Chef Wang V Chinese Restaurant, 4995 E Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 85
Washed and cut broccoli stored in cardboard box. Bag of flour on floor. Raw meat stored over ready-to-eat foods in cooler. Pans stored on floor underneath prep sink. Couple of knives with food residue. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Coolers and freezers with food debris on front of doors and on insides. Shelves with food residue.
Inspector: Donna Black

Burger King Pearl Nix Parkway, P.O. Box 6305, Gainesville
Score: 89
Hand sink in kitchen blocked by boxes. Ladies room floor dirty. Accumulation of grease on top of grease container. Dumpster plug broken. Floors need a thorough cleaning all the way to the floor and wall juncture throughout entire kitchen. Employee coats, purses, etc., stored on single serve items and food. Storage on floor and crates. No protection between hand sink and vegetable prep sink.
Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

Athens Pizza, 6986 McEver Road Suite A, Buford
Score: 83 failing inspection
Slicer with build up of food debris under blade from last uses. Can opener with large build up of food debris on blade and metal shavings around gear. Drain board at three-compartment sink for cleaning and sanitizing utensils is very dirty. Shelving in walk-in cooler needs a good cleaning. Food and dust debris stuck to shelving. Area under cutting boards at both make line coolers needs cleaning. Shelving under prep areas need good cleaning. Single serve items stored in office where employees are smoking.
Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Nov. 29
Sonic Drive-In, 805 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 90
Only container of cole slaw with expired use by date. Dicer (chopper) stored with food residue in blades. Hand can opener needs cleaning. Make line cooler and both reach-in coolers at sundae and shake area with condensate leaks. Hot holding drawer in cook area has damaged gasket that may compromise heat retention. Thermometer broken in two-door freezer on left side of cook line and missing inside shake machine cooler. Sanitizer buckets set up for the storage of cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces without detectable sanitizer.
Inspector: Wentworth

Emerald Pointe Resort & Conference, 7000 Holiday Road, Buford
Score: 97
Hot water sanitizing with final rinse pressure too high to insure proper sanitizing. Slicer stored with food debris on back of blade and back side of blade holder.
Inspector: Wentworth

Emerald Pointe Resort & Conference, 7000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier Islands
Score: 100
Inspector: Black

Bianca Bruno