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Kitchen inspections, July 2-10
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July 2

Scott’s on the Square

110 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Cutting boards have an accumulation of mold/mildew. Gaskets on make-line cooler have an accumulation of food debris and mold/mildew. No sanitizer test strips.

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie

July 3

Old McDonald’s BBQ

5774 Holiday Road, Buford

Score: 83, Grade: B

Make-line cooler with internal temperature of 50 degrees and foods held inside with temperatures of 46-50 degrees. Compressor is frozen. Cold pork being reheated under heat lamp to warm. Floor needs a good cleaning behind cook line. Baseboard behind cook line needs to have food cleaned out from behind it and then it needs to be refastened to wall. Hood vents with accumulation of grease and inside hood. Food handlers without proper hair restraints. Can opener with large build up of metal shavings behind gear and dried food on blade. Slicer stored with dried meat behind blade and under blade guard

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth

Quizno’s Subs

417 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Gaskets on make-line coolers have an accumulation of food debris.

Inspector: McDuffie

Mountain Man BBQ

5537 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 84, Grade: B

Hands not washed after handling produce and putting on gloves to make sandwiches. Food handler with a hat that did not fit well over the amount of hair on head. Screen loose or not meeting frame in barbecue, and screen not tight at bottom of framing in entry way.

Inspector: Wentworth

Panera Bread

625 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Employee drinks in open cups. Cutting boards have a heavy accumulation of mold/mildew. Styrofoam container being used to scoop chili. All make-line gaskets have heavy accumulations of food debris and mold/mildew. Build up of dust on ceiling and ceiling vents in kitchen. Floors have an accumulation of food debris, dirt and trash.

Inspector: McDuffie

Willowood Nursing Center

4595 Cantrell Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 87, Grade: B

Hands with gloves being rinsed off in three-compartment sink and prep sink, then going and doing other tasks. Ham that has been cooked is being sliced for lunch with bare hands. Dishes being rinsed off in three-compartment sink, then being put back on shelves or being reused. Ice machine and juice gun have mold/mildew.

Inspector: Donna Black

Checker’s Drive-In Restaurant

3640 Wallis Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

July 7

Papa’s Pizza To Go

2703 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Gaskets on make-line are torn and have an accumulation of food debris.

Inspector: McDuffie

2 Dog Cafe

317 Spring St., Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Storage on floor. Gaskets on reach-in cooler are torn. Gaskets on make line have an accumulation of food debris.

Inspector: McDuffie

Bruster’s

165 John Morrow Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Utensils washed at three-compartment sink not properly sanitized before being air-dried.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffman

Blimpie

1062 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Au jus must be stored in food-grade container. Lid for bulk sugar has hair and pieces of debris on it.

Inspector: Hoffman

New Horizons West

1010 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: McDuffie

Veteran’s Cafe

1955 Delta Drive, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Garbage all over Dumpster area from "big" holiday weekend. Wood frame around drain not allowing water to go down drain.

Inspector: Wentworth

July 8

Marina Bay Grille

6338 Marina Club Drive, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Inside of ice machine has mold/mildew growth.

Inspector: Wentworth

Wendy’s

4930 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 83, Grade: B

Soft drink dispensers have a heavy accumulation of mold/mildew. Ice maker has a buildup of mold and mildew on the baffle and lid. Chili heating on steam tables at 125 degrees and 110 degrees after two hours. Tomatoes being washed in three-compartment sink instead of dedicated vegetable sink. All gaskets on make-line cooler and upright freezer are torn and embedded with mold/mildew and food debris.

Inspector: McDuffie

Burger King No. 13983

4760 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 95, Grade: A

Hand-washing sink does not reach required temperature for adequate hand washing. Dumpster open and grease container has a buildup of grease. Light bulbs out in cooler and freezer.

Inspector: McDuffie

July 9

Moe’s Southwest Grill

333 Shallowford Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black

Burger King

806 Athens St., Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Boxes left on floor. Dumpster so full that lids on top can not shut and broken down boxes are stacked beside Dumpster. Crumbs and debris accumulating under dry-storage shelves.

Inspector: Hoffman

Papa’s Pizza To Go

6483 Cleveland Highway, Clermont

Score: 75, Grade: C

Employee handling sub rolls with bare hands. Cutting board has accumulated mildew and food debris. Containers and bins holding utensils have accumulated sticky residue and food debris build-up. Drink dispenser nozzles have grime build-up. Bulk container of food not labeled. Walk-in freezer condenser dripping nonpotable water on box of chicken. No sanitizer buckets set up. Scoops used for bulk foods do not have a handle. Cardboard and tape used to keep foods on shelf in reach-in cooler. Gasket to reach-in cooler needs to be replaced. Walls, ceiling, racks, bins, tubs and shelves in walk-in cooler have dust and food debris. Inside and underside of microwave have accumulation of food residue. Dust accumulating on ceiling above ware-washing sinks. Dirt and debris accumulation under ware-washing sinks and veggie prep sink along the floor and wall juncture.

Inspector: Hoffman

Crossroads Bar and Grill

5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 93, Grade: A

Food not covered. Cutting boards need thorough cleaning. Gaskets torn on upright cooler. Gaskets have an accumulation of food debris.

Inspector: McDuffie

Barberitos

3418 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

Food residue on slicer and on wall. Lemon slice and metal shaving behind can opener blade. Bulk items not labeled. Personal items on prep table next to can opener. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Gaskets on make-line cooler doors damaged. Heavy accumulation of grease, dust and food residue on shelves and underneath and behind grills. Floors, especially behind grill area, have food residue.

Inspector: Black

July 10

Jeannie’s Cafe and Deli

6274 Highway 52, Gillsville

Score: 85, Grade: B

Reach-in cooler with condensate leaking from evaporator onto food and accumulating in bottom of cooler. Homestyle fridge with eggs in back room with condensate dripping inside. No chlorine test strips to monitor strength of sanitizer being used in three-compartment sink for sanitizing kitchenware and in cloth storage containers. Potentially hazardous foods not being held at 41 degrees or less on make line. Knives in use stored in space between cooler and prep table.

Inspector: Wentworth

Friendship Auction

981 Atlanta Highway, Buford

Score: 72, Grade: C

No hand washing between wiping counters and preparing food. Gloves not worn to make sandwiches/handle ready-to-eat foods. No soap available in women’s restroom and no soap available at hand sink in kitchen. Homestyle refrigerator/freezer holding potentially hazardous foods in cooling unit above required 40 degrees or less. Cloths used to wipe counters and equipment not stored in chemical sanitizer between uses. Current inspection not posted. Floors dirty in women’s restroom. Floor/wall juncture needs to be sealed at stainless steel/floor juncture around cooking area. Flooring needs to be repaired under table at cook line. Fluorescent light fixture over three-compartment sink and cook area not shielded. Dumpster appears to have a leak in the bottom left side.

Inspector: Wentworth

Grapes and Hops

4856B Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 82, Grade: B

Cutting boards have mold/mildew. Knives and spatulas stored with food debris. Low fat milk dated July 9 and grapefruit juice dated May 28. Thawing chicken and fish at room temperature. Storage on floor and crates. Gaskets on walk-in cooler and freezer and on make line are torn. Gaskets all have heavy accumulation of food debris and mold/mildew. Floors have an accumulation of dirt, grease and food debris. Areas have mold/mildew in grout.

Inspector: McDuffie

El Taco Veloz No. 3

950 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Can opener with food residue on blade. Automatic sanitizer at three-compartment sink not dispensing sanitizer. Reach-in freezer not freezing properly and has water accumulation on bottom. Floors underneath grill area with grease accumulation.

Inspector: Black

Dairy Queen

3156 Frontage Road, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Employee handling ready-to-eat food without gloves. Storage on floor. Gaskets on coolers are torn and have an accumulation of food. Hand sink not sealed to the wall. Floor and cove tiles are cracked and missing grout throughout the kitchen. Ceiling tiles in kitchen are not approved for food service establishments and have a build up of food, grease and trash. Grease and dust accumulation on vents in hood.

Inspector: McDuffie

McDonald’s

3183 Frontage Road, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A

Drink dispensers have an accumulation of mold/mildew. Cooler/freezer gaskets have food debris. Coolers/freezers have crumbs/debris on the bottom. Freezers that store nuggets, fries, etc. have a build-up of frozen condensation which is causing the freezers to drip heavily onto the surfaces under them where the finished product is held. Floors throughout kitchen has cracked tiles and broken/missing grout in the joints between tiles.

Inspector: McDuffie

Wild Horse Grill

16085 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Soda guns at bar have mold/mildew. Beer coolers with debris and large amounts of stagnant water in bottoms. Heavy leak in coke lines at bar area. Damaged ceiling tiles in bar area.

Inspector: Black

Subway

3208A Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Employee put on gloves without washing hands. Storage on floor.

Inspector: McDuffie

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