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Kitchen Inspections Dec.31-Jan.04
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Dec.31 – Jan.4 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 dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

To register a complaint against a food service establishment, contact the Hall County Environmental Health Department at 770-531-3973.


Dec. 31

Branch House Tavern 

5466 McEverRoad 

Flowery Branch, Ga, 30542

Score: 96, Grade: A

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis


Mac’s Pit Stop Grill LLC 

4251 Winder Hwy 

Flowery Branch, Ga 30542

Score: 100 Grade: A

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis


Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint 

658 Dawsonville Hwy Ste B Gainesville, Ga 30501

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector:  Alex Reid


Jan. 2

Burger-Shake Inc 

6443 Cleveland Hwy 

Clermont, Ga 30527

Score: 96, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid


Loretta’s Country Kitchen 

4305 Mundy MillRoad 

Oakwood, Ga 30566

Score: 88, Grade: B

Self-service cold bar needs a physical barrier (sneeze guard) between displayed foods and nose/mouth of customers.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu


Popeyes Fried Chicken 

821 Jesse Jewell Pkwy 

Gainesville, Ga 30501

Score: 91, Grade: A

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis


Waffle House No.1543 

509 Dawsonville Hwy 

Gainesville, Ga 30504

Score: 89, Grade: B

Observed diced ham, sliced cheese, waffle batter, hashbrowns,milk, and half & half being stored at temperatures ranging from 47-50F.

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis


Waffle House No.2120 

2555 Limestone Pkwy NE Gainesville, Ga 30501

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid


Waffle House No.953 

4410 Mundy MillRoad 

Oakwood, Ga 30566

Score: 87, Grade: B

Observed warewashing machine leaking heavily. A plumbing system shall be repaired according to law and maintained in good repair.

Inspector:  Kyle Hriczo


Jan. 3

Burger & Shake Restaurant 

891 Dawsonville Hwy Ste 130 Gainesville, Ga 30501

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo


Captain D’s 

3522 Thurmon Tanner Pkwy Oakwood, Ga 30566

Score: 96, Grade: A

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo


New Horizon Lanier Park 

675 White SulphrRoad 

Gainesville, Ga 30501

Score: 92, Grade: A

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis


Pizza Hut No.4819 

3715 Mundy MillRoad Ste A Oakwood, Ga 30566

Score: 84, Grade: B

Observed bottles of restroom cleaner and other chemicals being stored next to utensils and dry storage foods on table in back of establishment. Poisonous or toxic materials must be stored using proper spacing or partitions.

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo


The Taco Guy

4949 Lanier Islands Pkwy Ste 100 Buford, Ga 30518

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis


Jan. 4

Dairy Queen/Green Street

951 Green St Gainesville, Ga 30501

Score: 89, Grade: B

Observed inspection report posted from 2016 with a score of 98. Most recent inspection was from 5/15/2018 with a score of 80. Repeat violation.

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo


Gainesville Bowling Center

2317 Browns BridgeRoad Gainesville, Ga 30501

Score: 94, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid


Lanier Technical College—Hall Conference Center 

2535 Lanier Tech Dr 

Gainesville, Ga 30507

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid


Moe’s Southwest Grill 

333 ShallowfordRoad Ste A Gainesville, Ga 30504

Score: 91, Grade: A

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo


Zaxby’s No.00-304 

995 Riverside Dr 

Gainesville, Ga 30501

Score: 87, Grade: B

Observed handwashing sink in main kitchen that does not work and leaking ceiling where air duct is in main kitchen.

Inspector: Kyle Hriczo

Kenneth Hucks

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