We have plenty of good news to share in this week’s Restaurant Report Card. No restaurants failed or earned scores that came close.
The lowest score is an 84 found at Fiesta Mexicana at 1422 Green Road in Chatsworth, GA.
The inspector found several employee drinks in the food prep area and cooler that didn’t meet food safety criteria. State health codes allow employees to have drinks, but they must be single-service cups with a lid and a straw.
The inspector also discovered several buckets of meat stacked in the freezer without lids, found dirty rags and knives lying on a cutting table in the back of the store, noted few date labels on food to note freshness within seven days, and found a broken freezer gasket.
Several restaurants posted high grades or even perfect scores of 100. Congratulations to:
Chatterbox Café, 1817 Market Street, Chattanooga
Toscano Italian Grill, 6219 Lee Highway, Chattanooga
BBQ Shack, 2936 Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe
The following are the remaining scores from Hamilton County and north Georgia:
Chop House, 2011 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga: 87
Read House Restaurant, 827 Broad Street, Chattanooga: 90
Taco Bell, 4115 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga: 92
Tony’s Pasta Shop and Trattoria, 212 High Street, Chattanooga: 93
Village Cafeteria, 121 South Second Avenue, Chatsworth: 91
Crème Hut, 700 South Third Avenue, Chatsworth: 96
No scores to report this week
Ci Ci’s Pizza, 1345 West Walnut Avenue, Dalton: 89
Big D’s Taqueria, 3451 Cleveland Highway, Dalton: 92
IHOP, 1510 West Walnut Avenue, Dalton: 93
Sonic Drive-In, 1369 West Walnut Avenue, Dalton: 93
Kelly’s Restaurant, 1700 South Dixie Highway, Spc. A, Dalton: 94
Cracker Barrel, 938 Market Street, Dalton: 96
Taqueria Paisanos, 1113 East Walnut Avenue, Dalton: 99
If you’re in Hamilton County and you have a complaint about a restaurant, pool, health care facility, daycare or gym, you can call the Hamilton County Health Department Hot Line at 423-209-8110. In north Georgia, call your local health department.