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Kitchen inspections, May 20
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 14-18 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.

May 14

Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry
4841 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 96, Grade: A
Observed clean dishes with buildup of sticker residue from labels.
Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Deli Max 
150 Pearl Nix Parkway, Gainesville 
Score: 96, Grade: A
Observed drink dispenser with built-up mold and debris located inside of multiple nozzles.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Huddle House No. 926
1920 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville 
Score: 95, Grade: A
Observed consumer advisory on kids menu. Consumer advisory on facility’s main menu on in all capitals. Drainage plug under the server sink in front of the dish machine not working properly.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

Spout Springs School of Enrichment
6640 Spout Springs Road, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

May 15

Dairy Queen-Green Street
951 Green St., Gainesville 
Score: 80, Grade: B
Ice machine found to show signs of mold and mildew buildup. Sanitizer bucket containing sanitizer solution stored next to shelf next to syrups at the drive through area. Medicine for employee use stored on shelf at drive-thru area next to register. Frozen hot dogs immersed in a container of water on top of a prep table at room temperature thawing. Inspection report displayed in dining area and not from the most recent inspection. Floors underneath equipment, beside equipment, floors at floor/wall observed to have accumulated food debris.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Johnson High School 
3305 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

May 16

Jones Early Learning Development Center
1 Sixth St., Gainesville 
Score: 91, Grade: A
Observed tater tots on service line hot held below required 135 F.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Sardis Enrichment School
2805 Sardis Road, Gainesville 
Score: 100, Grade: A
Inspector: Alex Reid

May 17

Chili’s Grill & Bar
5851 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 88, Grade: B
Observed jalapeno homemade TCS (time-temperature control safety) sauce being held using time as a public health control exceeding the four-hour time frame. Chef cooking in the kitchen with no hair restraint.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

China Garden
5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
Score: 87, Grade: B
Garlic in oil in a metal container in front of the wok at the cook line area. Chlorine sanitizer solution with wiping cloth in it was observed to measure more than 400 ppm with a chemical test kit.
Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

May 18

Hardee’s No. 5983
4538 Oakwood Road, Oakwood
Score: 95, Grade: A
Observed accumulation of black buildup in the nozzles of soft drink machine. Doors on dumpster open.
Inspector: Alex Reid

Hibachi Buffet 
1500 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville 
Score: 82, Grade: B
Observed raw meat stored next to ready-to-eat foods in merchandiser cooler in the hibachi area. Raw beef self-service buffet in the hibachi area, seaweed in the sushi preparation area, and TCS (time-temperature control safety) food in the merchandiser cooler left for over four hours all with temperatures above required 41 F or below. Inspector: Alex Reid

Kaylee Martin