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Kitchen inspections, March 4
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 26-March 2 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.

Feb. 26

Subway No. 39661
3875 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood 
Score: 93, Grade: A
Certified Food Safety Manager posted on wall is the designee for Subway on Friendship Road in Hall County. Employee at make line cooler did not don hair restraint before preparing sandwiches.
Inspector: Evan Biles 

Feb. 27

Longhorn Steakhouse No. 5054
1709 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville 
Score: 99, Grade: A
Observed two dumpster receptacles with both open dumpster doors and dumpster lids.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Feb. 28

PSL Gainesville Subtenant LLC
2601 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 
Score: 96, Grade: A
In dishwashing area, a mug was observed on shelf of clean equipment rack. Mug not in single-use container, without a lid, and at risk of contaminating equipment.
Inspector: Evan Biles 

Si Fu Ginger 
4009 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch
Score: 93, Grade: A
Observed combined ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not date marked according to earliest date of opening/preparation. Cream cheese, raw chicken, cooked noodles and chopped BBQ pork were observed in various cold holding units without the appropriate date-marking.
Inspector: Alex Reid

March 2

2 Dog Restaurant
317 Spring St. SE, Gainesville 
Score: 93, Grade: A
Observed cooling plastic tub of roasted chicken with tight fitting lid sandwiched between other tubs of food in reach-in cooler. Pork belly container sitting under rack directly on floor in walk-in. Wet cloths or dry soiled cloths with food debris left out on prep tables and at slicer station. 
Inspector: Evan Biles 

1062 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 
Score: 99, Grade: A
Walk-in freezer had condensate leaking on to closed boxes, resulting in a frozen condensate pool on top of boxes.
Inspector: Alex Reid

165 John W. Morrow Jr. Parkway, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

Quality Inn
3469 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines 

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