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Kitchen Inspections Oct.1-5
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 1-5 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.

OCT. 1

El Sombrero No. 6 

5900 Spout Springs Road, Suite E5, Flowery Branch Score: 81, Grade: B 

Observed queso in ice bath at 54 F. Observed only hand sink in kitchen area completely dry upon the start of the inspection. 

Hollywood 15

120 Green Hill Circle NW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A

Gainesville Middle School 

1581 Community Way, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Natural Juice Cafe 

2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Sardis Enrichment School 

2805 Sardis Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Smitty’s Cigar Lounge 

975 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 8, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Wnb Factory Ganv2 

658 Dawsonville Highway, Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A

Observed various time-temperature control safety food items cold holding inside the prep top cooler at the front customer service area at temperatures all above 41 degrees F. 

OCT. 2

2 Dog Restaurant

317 Spring St. SE, Gainesville

Score: 92, Grade: A 

Chicken and other food items on in the steam not covered. Menu with a consumer’s advisory all in low case less than size 8 font.

Academies Of Discovery 

3215 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

East Hall Middle School 

4120 East Hall Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gainesville 

1189 Dawsonville Highway NW, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Papa Jack’s Country Kitchen Inc 

2200 Friendship Road, Buford

Score: 83, Grade: B

Several cans of food severely dented at the rim. Chemical sanitizing dish machine not registering sanitizer when ran upon inspection. Menu board does not have reminders included for items that are potentially served undercooked. Disclosure statement for consumer advisory was not displayed in all capital letters and is smaller than the smallest font on all menu boards and displays. 

The Collegiate Grill 

220 Main St., Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

OCT. 3

La Mejor De Michoacan No. 2

405 Atlanta Highway, Suite A, Gainesville

Score: 99, Grade: A

In & Out Deli 

1780 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. SE, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Taco Bell No. 27506 

1452 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 91, Grade: A 

Person in charge failed to provide temperature logs for drop deliveries along with drop delivery contract. Back hand sink water temperature 120 F; front hand sink water temperature 100 F; three-compartment sink quat concentration 300 temperature 120 F; prep sanitizer bucket quat concentration 200.

The Hickory Pig 

3605 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 94, Grade: A

Mold on interior of ice machine above door. 

OCT. 4

East Hall High School 

3534 East Hall Road, Gainesville

Score: 100, Grade: A 

Pupuseria El Mana 

1411 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Score: 96, Grade: A

Milk stored in reach-in cooler with expired date. Dumpster door open. 

OCT. 5

Little Caesars No. 3393-029

2888 Browns Bridge Road Suite A

Score: 93, Grade: A