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Kitchen inspections: Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Kitchen Inspections
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.

Jan. 29
Atlanta Bread Company, store No. 69

944 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 91, Grade: A
Prep top cooler along wall and display case not holding contents below 41 F.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Cabiki’s Coffee Shop
2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
At least one employee that has supervisory and management responsibility and authority to direct and control food preparation and service shall be a certified food safety manager.
Inspector: Alex Reid

El Carreton Inc. No. 1
608 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
Inside of trailer, the only hand sink is not located within range of paper towel dispenser. No sanitizer registering in wiping cloth buckets. Scoop for raw meats left inside of grill cooler drawer between uses where the handle contacts the meat.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Elevation Fitness
1210 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Starbucks No. 416
7380 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Jan. 30
The Palace-3 Lil Pig’s BBQ

1705 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville
Score: 90, Grade: A
The most recent inspection report is not displayed for public view. Single-service to-go articles stored face down on top of shelf in kitchen on dust. Bleach being used as sanitizer on site however no chlorine test strips available. Gap between doors at entrance to establishment and emergency exit big enough for entry of insects and rodents present.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Jan. 31
Kebab & Curry Buffet

833 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Feb. 1
Chipotle Mexican Grill No. 2607

1134 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville
Score: 94, Grade: A
Six trays of commercially packaged tomatoes in walk in cooler labeled with manufacturer’s use by date of Jan. 30. Warmer cabinet for heating food and holding hot food not sufficient in number or capacity to account for newly cut steak off the grill.
Inspector: Evan Biles

La Santaneca Bakery
845 Queen City Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 96, Grade: A
Many used cloths on prep tables without sanitizer solution available to store the cloths in between uses. White trash bags being used to store tortilla dough for use.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Pupuseria El Guanaquito
1228 Industrial Blvd., Gainesville
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Sonic Oakwood
3415 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 98, Grade: A
Wall behind ice machine with a buildup of mildew and debris.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Kaylee Martin

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