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Kitchen inspections: Aug. 13-18
Kitchen Inspections
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 13-18 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.

Aug. 13
Alpha Grill LLC

215 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Chicken cooked to an internal temperature below required 165 F.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Courtyard Restaurant at Ramada Inn

400 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
No minimum/maximum thermometer or thermal stickers available for checking surface temperature of utensils at high-temp ware washing machine. No service sink available for dumping waste water from mop and cleaning buckets. Many lights burnt out, dim or not working throughout food service areas to where equipment and utensils are in dark places that cannot be adequately assessed for cleanliness.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Marco’s Pizza No. 8126

1294 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Smoke House BBQ & Catering

3205 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 97, Grade: A
Employee preparing customer food orders at the food prep area with wrist bands on both hands.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu
Aug. 15
Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe

5510 Main St., Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
Food debris inside the two microwave ovens located in the kitchen and front coffee customer service area. Accumulated grease residue and discoloration along wall and ceiling area.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

El Griton Food Truck

415 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Nichols Diner

3603 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch
Score: 95, Grade: A
Both drink dispensers located by the drive-thru and the lobby to have large accumulations of mold and debris. Dumpster receptacle with open side door.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Sonic Oakwood

3415 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Pink mold accumulation located on the inside and outside of the ice machine.
Inspector: Alex Reid

University Yacht Club

6649 Yacht Club Roa, Flowery Branch
Score: 59, Grade: U
Person in charge not able to maintain compliance in datemarking and disposition of time-temperature control safety foods prepared in establishment, cold-holding time-temperature control safety foods at proper temperature, proper cleaning of food equipment, proper disposition of unsafe food or proper storage of equipment to prevent contamination. Food employee cooking at stove with personal beverage on preparation surface. Caesar dressing in walk-in cooler with mold accumulations. Debris on the meat slicer that had been left there for several days. Deviled eggs stored in the prep-top cooler and sliced melon stored in the one-door standing cooler being cold held at temperature above 41 F. Time-temperature control safety items (tartar sauce, Caesar dressing, etc.) that had been prepared in the establishment and stored for over seven days. Lettuce stored in the preptop cooler that had reached its expiration date of Aug. 8. Soiled dished comingled with cleaned dishes stored on the same rack. Pooling water in the bottom of the reach-in cooler where from leaking condensation.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Aug. 17
Double D Burger
2236 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Cheddar cheese cold holding on the top open cooler unit above required 41 F.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Easy B’s Kitchen

1547 Riverside Drive NE, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Kentucky Fried Chicken No. 10

1904 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 93, Grade: A
Ice machine located in the back by the dry storage with heavy accumulation of black and pink mold along the baffle, surrounding perimeter of the chute and interior components. Both drink dispensers located in the drive- thru and lobby also had heavy accumulation of mold inside of their nozzles. Dumpster side door open, and cardboard dumpster with top lids open.
Inspector: Alex Reid

La Santaneca Bakery

845 Queen City Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 84, Grade: B
Produce and soiled dishes placed on top of and within hand sink. Bottles of salsa stored in merchandiser cooler at temperatures from 52-61 F. Ground beef that Person in charge stated had been cooling for one hour in container with too much depth relative to the depth of the food contents.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

The Dawg House

4965 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford
Score: 91, Grade: A
Coleslaw and aoli left on preparation surface after being used for orders.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

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