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Kitchen inspections
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May 23


3208 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Laurie Wentworth


Mac’s Pit Stop Grill

3008 McEver Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kathleen McDuffie


Sea Bones

200 Washington Street, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Hand sink was not stocked with soap. Cutting boards have an accumulation of mold and mildew. Gaskets on coolers have an accumulation of mold and mildew and some gaskets are torn.

Inspector: McDuffie


The Oaks Miniature Golf

3709 Whiting Road, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Back enclosure where trash is stored needs to be cleaned up.

Inspector: Wentworth


The Inn Between Deli

965 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Disposable drink cups and plastic pitcher stored upside down in ice bin.

Inspector: Wentworth


Emerald Pointe Resort and Conference Center

7000 Holiday Road, Lake Lanier Islands

Score: 98, Grade: A

Ice needs to be removed from freezers in lake houses after each guest checks out.

Inspector: Donna Black


May 27

Sonic Drive-In

805 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Cook with only one glove on using ungloved hand to handle bread for sandwiches. Sandwich cooler with condensate leak inside that has puddled in left-hand corner. Sundae cooler closest to entrance to dry storage has condensate leak. Dumpster area needs cleaning. Walk-in cooler and freezer door threshold not sealed to floor to prevent accumulation of mop water underneath plate. Sanitizer compartment of three-compartment sink with leak underneath at drain and sink juncture.

Inspector: Wentworth


Sonic Drive-In

3415 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 82, Grade: B

Employee cleaning back area put on gloves to prepare food without washing hands. Several utensils, slicer, can opener with food residue. Clean slicers stored on shelf sitting in food residue. Brownie and cake, cheese and other foods in walk-in freezer with frozen condensate on food. Jackets, hats, skates and other personal items stored on top of single-service items and food. Walk-in freezer with temperatures of 28 to 32 degrees and heavy condensate leak. Shelves, fans, outsides of cooler doors with food residue. Trash around Dumpster area. Clean floors better, especially in walk-in freezer. Clean dust off ceiling tiles in kitchen.

Inspector: Black


Johnny’s New York Style Pizza

104 Carrington Park, Gainesville

Score: 88, Grade: B

Sausage, hamburger, chicken wings and other food in makeline cooler with temperatures of 54-56 degrees. All employees who handle food must wear a hat or hairnet.

Inspector: Black



3875 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Score: 85, Grade: B

Hand sink in kitchen used to dispose of food, blocked by boxes. Makeline cooler has no thermometer. Used, dirty, cleaning cloths on equipment, drink boxes, etc. Gaskets on makeline cooler have an accumulation of food debris. Hand sink in front has an instant hot water heater installed, but no hot water. Floors have an accumulation of grease, dirt, food, trash, etc. No signs posted for choking or hand washing.

Inspector: McDuffie


Cafe N’ Crepes

105 Bradford Street, Gainesville

Score: 84, Grade: B

Hand sink had no towels. Food uncovered in storage. Cutting boards have an accumulation of mold and mildew. Wooden crepe spreader kept in a pan of room-temperature water has mold and mildew on spreading surface. No thermometers in coolers. Cleaning cloths on counters, equipment, cabinet doors. Gaskets on makeline coolers have an accumulation of food debris.

Inspector: McDuffie


Oakwood Buffet

3640 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Cloths being rinsed out in prep sink. Hands being washed in prep sink. Dirty pans being placed in prep sink.

Inspector: Black


Papa’s Pizza to Go

2988 Gillsville Highway, Gainesville

Score: 83, Grade: B

No paper towels at hand sink. Drink dispenser nozzles have accumulation of mold and mildew. Employee personal items stored with food, single serve items, etc. Two-liter drinks stored on the floor. Gaskets on makeline coolers have an accumulation of mold and mildew and food debris. Dumpster missing drain plug.

Inspector: McDuffie


May 28


2036 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 79, Grade: C

Drink machine nozzles have mold and mildew. Meatballs and chicken heating on steam table. Five-pound bag of chicken thawing in sink under a trickle of water. No thermometers in walk-in cooler and freezer. Storage on floor. Light out in walk-in freezer.

Inspector: McDuffie


El Carreton No. 1

608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville

Score: 86, Grade: B

In-house, vacuum-sealed foods exceeding the seven-day discard date. Dumpster missing drain plug. Four-drawer cooling unit under flat top grill not able to maintain potentially hazardous foods (meat, cheese and tomatoes) at required 41 degrees or below. One-door cooler holding vacuum-sealed foods not holding these foods (meat and refried beans at required 41 degrees or below, chicken 50 F, chorizo 51 F). Cheesecake on top shelf only items maintaining 41 degrees or below, but they are stored on sheet pan.

Inspector: Wentworth


Biscuit Shop

1724 Park Hill Place, Gainesville

Score: 81, Grade: B

Homestyle refrigerator and freezer not holding potentially hazardous foods at required 41 degrees or below. No stem thermometer available to monitor cooked hot- and cold-held foods. Food handlers without hair restraints. Wiping cloths stored in container without any detectable chemical sanitizer. Grease container with grease spilled all down front of container. Fluorescent lights over three-compartment sink missing end caps to seal lights in plastic sheaths. Front door to restaurant being left open, allowing for flies to enter establishment and kitchen.

Inspector: Wentworth


Green Tea Restaurant

7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 74, Grade: C

Food stored uncovered in reach-ins, walk-in. Can opener has food debris. cutting boards have an accumulation of mold and mildew. Sauces heating on steam table out-of-temperature. Foods prepped before 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, not cooled to required temperatures within 15 hours. Foods stored on floor in freezer and cooler.

Inspector: McDuffie


Garcia’s Take-Out

1421 Athens Street, Gainesville

Score: 97, Grade: A

Used grease barrel with accumulation of grease around opening on top. No service sink (mop sink) available for the cleaning of mops and disposal of mop water.

Inspector: Wentworth


CiCi’s Pizza

250 John W. Morrow Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 95, Grade: A

Ice machine has mold on baffle and sides of walls in machine. Can opener has food grime buildup on blade. Ware washing machine needs a water temperature gauge.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffman


Chef Wang V Chinese Restaurant

4995 E. Friendship Road, Buford 

Score: 90 Grade: A

Foods need to be kept covered in coolers and freezers to prevent possible contamination. Knives stored with food residue. Dishes not being sanitized after rinsing. Spices and other food being stored on top of air conditioner unit in water heater room. Rice ladle stored in container of standing water. Several shelves and can rack with food debris. Walls and floors need to be cleaned better on a regular basis.

Inspector: Black


Mango’s Bar and Grill

1511 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 93, Grade: A

Stem thermometer missing. Box of eggs on floor. Rice cooker on floor with rice inside. Tortillas stored in plastic to go bags. Other foods inside cooler and freezer unwrapped. Cloths used to wipe food contact surfaces not being stored in sanitizer between uses. Test strips used or quat sanitizer missing.

Inspector: Black


Subway No. 247290

4977 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Black


Sonny’s Real Pit BBQ

3445 Mundy Mill Road, Flowery Branch

Score: 90, Grade: A

Racks of meat in WI cooker need covered. Cut veggies need covering. Chicken in freezer need covering. Food debris buildup beginning again. Sanitizer for ware washing machine not registering. Can opener dirty. Maximum wash and rinse temperature is 117 degrees. Gaskets on RI freezer doors need cleaning; mold and food residue buildup. Loose trash around Dumpster area needs cleaning. Drain plugs needed. Ceiling in WI coolers need cleaning; have dust accumulation.

Inspector: Hoffman


May 29

Reid’s Cafe

5337 Thompson Bridge Road, Murrayville

Score: 84, Grade: B

Ice maker has mold and mildew on baffle. Drink machine nozzles need cleaning. No dating system in place. Storage on floor. Ceiling in kitchen has peeling paint and an accumulation of grease. Light shields in kitchen fit badly.

Inspector: McDuffie

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