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Kitchen Inspections: Sept. 4-7
Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Sept. 4-7 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.


Five Guys Burgers and Fries 

1122 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Gillsville Cafe  

6286 Ga. Highway 52, Gillsville 

Score: 92, Grade: A

Establishment does have correct EPA regulated chemical but does not have a written step-by-step procedure to follow if a vomit/diarrheal event to occur. Various items located in the back reach-in cooler with out a date label. 

Inspector: Alex Reid

Kebab & Curry Buffet  

833 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 91, Grade: A

Panner masala stored in walk-in cooler with a temperature above required 41 F or below. 

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 

Longstreet Cafe 

1043 Riverside Terrace, Gainesville 

Score: 82, Grade: B 

Brunswick stew at 130 F after reheating on stove for three hours. Half & half packages stored at room temperature (74 F) although packaging states the need to keep the item refrigerated. Multiple time-temperature control safety items in warmer cabinet at an inappropriate hot holding temperature. 

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis 

M & M Down Home Catering  

996 Athens St., Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Alex Reid

Morningside Assisted Living Facility 

2435 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville 

Score: 92, Grade: A

Mold accumulation inside the ice tunnel of the mini ice machine at the customer dining area. Employee wearing wrist bands while preparing food. Quaternary Ammonia Sanitizer being used at the three-compartment sink, employee was told to test the concentration of the sanitizer she used Chlorine test strips.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 


Chipotle Mexican Grill No. 2607 

1134 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 91, Grade: A

Raw chicken stored above fully cooked steak in walk-in cooler.

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis

Hampton Inn

450 Jesse Jewell Parkway, Gainesville 

Score: 99, Grade: A

Cracked and pitted containers being used for storing food.

Inspector: Lydia Hoffhines

Midland Station  

109 Green St. NE, Gainesville 

Score: 96, Grade: A

Sanitizer bucket little to no ppm measurement in the Qac solution.

Inspector: Alex Reid 

PSL Gainesville Subtenant LLC  

2601 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville 

Score: 87, Grade: B 

White gravy soup inside the reach in cooler in the kitchen cold holding at above 41 F or below. Gallon of milk in the reach in cooler unit with a sell by expiration date of Sept. 4, 2018.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

Si Fu Ginger 

4009 Winder Highway, Flowery Branch 

Score: 87, Grade: B

Sanitizer bucket little to no solution measurement. Ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food held more than 24 hours not date marked according to earliest date of opening/preparation. Cooked chicken, cooked noodles, raw chopped beef were observed in the walk in cooler and refrigerator cold holding units without the appropriate date-marking. 

Inspector: Alex Reid 


Eat At Thai  

975 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 89, Grade: B

Garlic in oil at 50 F at the front cook line area in front of the wok. Back flow device on the faucet of the mop sink damaged missing its cover.

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu

Panera Bread

625 Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 96, Grade: A

Leftover food debris on sheet pans that were stored as clean and usable.

Inspector:  Chelsea Lewis 


Hotdog Ninja-Base of Operation   

3543 Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville 

Score: 100, Grade: A

Inspector: Adetayo Adewolu 

The Palace-3 Lil Pigs BBQ

1705 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville 

Score: 83, Grade: B

Person in charge not present. Employee unaware of training on employee health and their responsibility to report foodborne symptoms and diseases. Establishment could not supply written procedures for the cleanup of vomiting and diarrheal events upon request. Observed two cans severely dented at rim stored in establishment.

Inspector: Chelsea Lewis