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Kitchen Inspections: Aug 27-31
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Aug. 27-31 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. 27

Longhorn Steakhouse No. 5054

1709 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville 

Score: 96, Grade: A

Employee sanitizing an electric slicer, accumulated food debris was still observed in the hard to reach areas of the slicer. 

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

Moonie’s Texas Barbecue No. 2 

250 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville 

Score: 99, Grade: A

Area where sanitized dishes are placed to dry is within the splash zone of the mop and mop sink area.

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 

Rabbit Town Cafe 

2415 Old Cornelia Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 95, Grade: A

Dish machine not registering any sanitizer. In-use utensils with food residue stored outside of the food and out of temperature control.

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 

University of North Georgia-Gainesville Dining Services 

3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood 

Score: 96, Grade: A

Final rinse cycle water temperature below required 180 F. 

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

Aug. 28

Brandon’s Cafe and Catering 

2052 Candler Road, Gainesville 

Score: 91, Grade: A

Two containers of rice cooked more than four hours ago at 128 F and 123 F cooling inside the reach in cooler in the kitchen. 

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

El Carreton Inc. No. 1

608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 89, Grade: B

Horchata made with liquid milk was 47 F. Shredded chicken was 120-126 F. Scoop for raw meats left inside of grill cooler drawer between uses where the handle contacts the meat. Ice scoop stored inside of ice cooler where the handle contacts ice.

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 

Aug. 29


5458 McEver Road, Flowery Branch 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid

Friends Cafe at Spout Springs Library 

6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid

Fuji Hibachi Express 

229 EE Butler Parkway, Gainesville 

Score: 91, Grade: A

Observed time-temperature control safety foods on top counter at above required 41 F. 

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

Aug. 30

Roll’s Oh-La-La

125 John W. Morrow Parkway, Gainesville 

Score: 77, Grade: C

Establishment did not have management employee present to manage and supervise other food handling staff. Establishment does not have a certified food safety manager. Employee states no awareness of employee health reporting agreement. Establishment does not have written vomit and diarrheal event procedures in place to prevent the spread of norovirus. Cheesecake, cut pineapples, shredded coconut stored in front reach-in cooler uncovered. Various time-temperature control safety foods being held above 41 F located in the back one-door reach-in cooler. No chlorinated test strips to test the chlorine concentration of their sanitizer. Dumpster with an open side door.

Inspector: Alex Reid

University Yacht Club 

6649 Yacht Club Road, Flowery Branch 

Score: 96, Grade: A

Consumer advisory for on the facility’s menu not all in capitals and less than size 8 front. 

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

Aug. 31

Atlanta Bread Company No. 69

944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 91, Grade: A

Turkey, ham, roast beef in prep top cooler at above required 41 F. 

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Durango Mobile 

1705 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 84, Grade: B

Employee washing a knife at the hand sink. Time-temperature control safety foods cold holding at temperatures above 41 F in the reach in the reach in cooler in the mobile unit. Chopping board placed with in the splash zone of the hand sink. Employee cooking food in the mobile unit with no hair restraint.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

El Sombrero No. 11 

891 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 92, Grade: A

Accumulated grime was observed when the tomato slicer was broken down. Consumer advisory on menu not all in capitals and less than size 8 front.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

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