By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Kitchen inspections, May 13
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 7-11 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.

May 7

Buffalo Wild Wings No. 398
1185 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Fish Tales Lakeside Grille & Catering
6330 Mitchell St., Flowery Branch
Score: 84, Grade: B
Chemical sanitizing dish machine observed to be dispensing less than 10 PPM chlorine sanitizer when tested after multiple cycles. Time-temperature control safety foods in prep top coolers observed at temperatures above required 41 F or below. Chemical sanitizing dish machine testing less than required 120 F after 5 cycles.
Inspector: Evan Biles

McDonalds 
7370 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 94, Grade: A
Chemical spray bottle listed with chlorine based sanitizer actually found to contain a peroxide-based cleaner. Lid to both dumpsters left open.
Inspector: Evan Biles

Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers No. 20
416 Shallowford Road, Gainesville 
Score: 94, Grade: A
Observed employee with open beverage can near food preparation area.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

May 8

Biscuit Delite
3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

The Biscuit Shoppe
1704 Cleveland Highway NE, Gainesville 
Score: 97, Grade: A
Mold accumulation located on the shelving of two-door cooler. Vinyl floor tiles that have been on floor less than a year with top layer of tile beginning to peel in areas where employees stand frequently to perform duties — in front of grill and in front of hot holding drawer unit and random areas throughout kitchen. Ceiling leaking water from the roof.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

May 9

Crossroads Bar & Grille
5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 91, Grade: A
Parasite destruction documentation must be made available for salmon offered undercooked upon request.
Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Dairy Queen/Frontage Road
3156 Frontage Road, Gainesville 
Score: 75, Grade: C
Employee putting raw meat into fryer and then touching ready-to-eat food with same pair of gloves. Black buildup on the baffle and ceiling of the ice machine. Reach-in cooler below prep top contained lettuce and cheese left overnight at temperatures about 41 F. Damp wiping cloth left out on equipment.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Reunion Country Club
5609 Grand Reunion Drive, Hoschton
Score: 96, Grade: A
Although the establishment’s burgers are cooked to order, the menu does not disclose which items may be served raw or undercooked.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Stan’s Biscuit Shop and Deli 
1151 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 
Score: 96, Grade: A
Employee beverage in glass mug kept on food prep area. 
Inspector: Evan Biles

Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy
5850 Brookton Lula Road, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

May 11

Huddle House No.  926
1920 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville
Score: 89, Grade: B
Consumer Advisory on kids menu. No data plate observed on the dish machine indicating how the machine shall be operated. No hot water at hand sink at back area in kitchen. Duct tape on the toilet in the men’s rest room and a crack at the bottom of the toilet in the female restroom. Floor under soda machine and behind refrigeration unit at front kitchen dirty. Damaged gaskets on the doors of various refrigeration units in the facility.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Subway No. 5545
3208 Atlanta Highway, Gainesville
Score: 92, Grade: A
Observed quaternary ammonia sanitizer in sanitizer bucket reading 0 ppm when tested with a chemical test kit. Dumpster area with heavy accumulation of trash, full trash bags and debris.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Kaylee Martin

Regional events