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Kitchen Inspections: May 21-25
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from May 21-25 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 21

Chick-Fil-A @ Robson Crossing

3405 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Dari Spot

4841 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 91, Grade: A

Person in charge stated the establishment does cook hamburgers to order; however, the consumer advisory does not disclose that the hamburgers are potentially served raw. Open container of Brunswick stew in standing reach-in cooler that had been opened May 7, according to date mark. Scoop to ice machine left in the ice.

Inspector: Alex Reid 

Krystal-ATLF 18

3470 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood 

Score: 80, Grade: B

Paper towel dispenser for hand sink did not work and was not dispensing paper towel. Black buildup on surfaces of the ice machine, drink dispensing nozzles and dishes. Multiple TCS (time temperature control safety) foods in the walk-in cooler cold-held at temperatures above 41 F. Drink machine leaking product. 

Inspector: Alex Reid 

May 22

Taco Bell No. 031773

2422 Hancock Drive, Buford

Score: 93, Grade: A

Employee food items left out in food preparation area. Low-boy refrigeration unit did not have a thermometer to measure the ambient temperature of the unit.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Waffle House No. 1554

4770 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 85, Grade: B

Raw pork chop stored below raw ground beef and next to raw chicken in the reach-in cooler. Sanitizing bucket with concentration of 10 ppm chlorine sanitizer.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

May 23

Camp Hope

7011 Pony Lake Road, Dahlonega

Score: 97, Grade: A

Dripping water, ice accumulated on package of ham and precooked egg patties in walk-in freezer.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Woods Mill Academy 

715 Woods Mill Road, Gainesville 

Score: 99, Grade: A

Test strips for sanitizer do not accurately measure the concentration of sanitizer that the establishment uses.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

May 24

Dairy Queen/Frontage Road

3156 Frontage Road, Gainesville 

Score: 99, Grade: A

Dumpster receptacle with open side door.

Inspector: Alex Reid 

May 25

Jay Lou’s Restaurant

940 Pine St., Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

Observed scoop with handle completely submerged underneath grits.

Inspector: Alex Reid 

Napoli’s Pizza 

5900 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch 

Score: 88, Grade: B

Employee at stove with open drink in food preparation area. Pink and black mold buildup in the ice machine. Personal phone and personal drink knife next to food preparation where cutting board, knife and meat slicer. Laundry was also stored next to these items and on top of knife. 

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

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