One barbecue restaurant failed its health inspection this week. The Hamilton County Health Department inspectors found food with mold in a non-working freezer, employees not wearing gloves when handling ready to eat food along with an excessively dirty hood.
JC Family BBQ at 9070 Highway 58 scored a 62. Also cited in the report was not enough ventilation in the kitchen, various equipment covered in food debris, lights in food prep areas covered in dust/food debris along with improper cooling methods being used.
82 Portobello's 4976 Highway 58; reasons including ceiling/vent tiles in poor repair, wet/soiled rag sitting out on prep table, manager did not demonstrate enough food safety knowledge, mildew buildup in ice machine. Corrected to 97.
83 Southern Restaurant 7714 Hixson Pike; reasons including thawing fish is standing water, container labeled “chili” dated 2-6-17 contained potato salad, storage shelves dirty, seals in poor repair, bag of onions stored on floor. Corrected to 92.
84 New China 8530 Hixson Pike; reasons including frozen beef and chicken thawing at room temperature, food left uncovered on counter, excessive ice build up in freezer, dented cans of food.
85 Fireside Grille 3018 Cummings Highway
85 New China 1900 S. Broad Street
87 Papa John's 2700 S. Broad Street
90 Kanpai of Tokyo 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd.
91 McDonald's 6401 Ringgold Road
92 Porker's BBQ 1251 Market Street
92 BoJangle's 4417 Highway 58
94 Panera Bread 620 Northgate
95 Rafael's 5032 Ooltewah Ringgold Road
95 Biba's Cafe 2000 Sequoyah Access Road
95 Wendy's 1869 Dayton Blvd.
95 Subway 8530 Hixson Pike
95 Krystal 6200 Ringgold Road
96 La Fiesta Mexican Grill 8523 Hixson Pike
96 Toscano Italian 6219 Lee Highway
97 Subway 3127 Broad Street
97 Chicken Salad Chick 629 Market Street
97 Chick-fil-a 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
98 Domino's 8530 Hixson Pike
98 La Pachanga 1504 Foust Street
98 Choo Choo BBQ 6410 Hixson Pike
98 China Rose 9203 Lee Highway
98 Los 3 Amigo's 3536 Cummings Highway
98 Blue Plate Restaurant 191 Chestnut Street
98 Burger King 6404 Ringgold Road
98 Alex Thai Food & Sushi Bistro 26 E. Main Street
98 Cookout 5001 Brainerd Road
99 DQ Grill and Chill 2118 Gunbarrel Road
99 Burger King 4827 Hixson Pike
99 Thai Spice 5910 Reagan Lane
99 Subway 7026 East Brainerd Road
99 Subway 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
99 China Moon 5600 Brainerd Road
Those restaurants earning a perfect score were:
100 Subway 8530 Hixson Pike
100 Smoothie King 5200 Highway 153
100 Jimmy Johns 5111 Hixson Pike
100 Jersey Mikes 5510 Highway 153
If you are in Hamilton County and you have a complaint about a pool, restaurant, health care facility, daycare or gym, call the Hamilton County Hot Line at 423-209-8110. In North Georgia, call your local health department.