Handwashing, food storage and roaches drag down some restaurant scores this week
By WRCB Staff
In this week's Restaurant Report Card, there were no failures that required re-inspection. There's plenty to be concerned about at several eateries, with hand-washing and proper food storage among the chief concerns. One restaurant even had the misfortune of having a roach crawl across the wall during the inspection.
The lowest score across the area was 73 at Los Maguey in Tunnel Hill. That is considered a fair inspection. The inspector saw raw meats stored next to ready to eat foods; an employee wore the same gloves for several different tasks. The window in the kitchen was open and many flies were inside the building. The cooler was also too warm to be storing food safely.
The New China Buffett & Grill on Signal Mountain Road scored at 75. The inspector saw the cook drying their hands on their apron. Frozen shrimp was thawing in the sink. There were no paper towels at the hand sink. The manager was “not in control of food safety risks.”
Congratulations to those restaurants that made perfect scores this week:
100 Burger King 3401 Amnicola Highway
100 Flo's Famous Hot Dogs 2020 Gunbarrel Road
100 Dippin Dots 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
100 Armando's 8018 East Brainerd Road
100 Sip 14 W. Kent Street
100 Dinner on the Diner 4118 Cromwell Road
Overlook Inn Bed & Breakfast, 9440 Highway 52, Chatsworth: 100
Lake Winnie, Dippin Dots (both locations): 100
Catering by Alan, 146 Hunt Dr, Rossville: 100
The rest of the scores from the Hamilton County Health Department's weekly restaurant inspections are:
83 1885 Grill 3914 St. Elmo Avenue; reasons including employees making bare hand contact with ready to eat foods, dirty surfaces, chemicals not properly identified.
85 Wimpie's 9826 Dayton Pike; reasons including raw beef stored over cooked, ready to eat meats in cooler, several nonfood contact dirty surfaces, grease dripping down vent on outside of building, to-go items and paper towels in boxes on floor. Corrected to 95.
85 Off the Grill II by Chef Q 1904 Taft Highway; reasons including roach crawling on wall in kitchen, wet containers stacked, hole in wall in cooler room.
87 Easy Bistro 203 Broad Street
88 Moss on the Go 711 Tunnel Blvd.
88 Choo Choo BBQ 902 Appling Street
89 Mr. T's Pizza 3924 Tennessee Avenue
90 Las Margaritas 1101 Hixson Pike
90 Aretha Frankensteins
90 Blue Ribbon Cafe 9705 Dayton Pike
90 Plaza del Sol 8119 East Brainerd Road
92 Max's 1309 Taft Highway
92 C & W Cafe 1501 E. 23rd Street
92 Sugars Ribs 2450 15th Avenue
92 China King 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
93 Fernandos 5308 Ringgold Road
93 Walden Club 613 Chestnut Street
93 Pickle Barrel 1012 Market Street
94 Sekisui 1120 Houston Street
95 Waffle House 7705 Lee Highway
95 Nooga-Q 301 Signal Mountain Road
95 Cici's Pizza 2260 Gunbarrel Road
95 Sonic 3222 Cummings Highway
95 China House 7601 East Brainerd Road
96 Clumpie's at Battles 1110 E. Brow Road
96 Alleia's 25 E. Main Street
96 Acropolis 2213 Hamilton Place Blvd.
97 Ichiban Japanese 5035 Hixson Pike
97 Sonic Drive-In 3907 Brainerd Road
97 Krystal 3150 S. Broad Street
97 River Street Deli 151 River Street
97 Mojo Burrito 3950 Tennessee Avenue
98 KFC Long John Silvers 5323 Highway 153
98 Jimmy Johns 973 Market Street
98 Outback Steakhouse 2120 Hamilton Place Blvd.
98 Southern Star Take-Away 1210 Taft Highway
98 Primo 1100 Hixson Pike
98 Southern Sqweeze 1209 Tremont Street
98 Vine Street Market and Bakery 1313 Hanover Street
98 Subway 3713 Ringgold Road
98 Uncle Larry's Hot Fish 4767 Highway 58
99 Armando's 7032 Lee Highway
Ci Ci's, 723 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe: 88
Lake Winnie, Ferris Wheel Foods: 98
Little Caesars Pizza, 6977 Nashville, Ringgold: 88
Logan's Road House, 2584 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe: 87
Seasons Hibachi, 56 Battlefield St. Dr., Fort Oglethorpe: 96
Geneva's 12118 136 Hwy, Trenton: 95
El Pueblito, 79 Highway 286 Ste D, Eton: 96
Starbucks, 982 G.I. Maddox Pkwy, Chatsworth: 96
Taco Bell, 1073 N Third Ave., Chatsworth: 93
Taqueria El Ray, 3440 Highway 411, North Eton: 92
Wendy's, 1041 N Third Ave., Chatsworth: 97
Camp Adahi, 125 Camp Adahi Dr., Cleveland: 85
Camp Woodmont, 381 Moonlight Drive, Cloudland: 96
Krystal, 2354 N Main St, Lafayette: 88
Little Caesars, 804 N Main St, Lafayette: 85
Subway, 8175 Hwy 27, Rock Spring: 93
Subway, 108 N Main St, Lafayette: 93
Taco Bell, 902 N Main St, Lafayette: 88
Wanda's Restaurant, 20 Pinoak Dr, Rock Spring: 90
Cook Out 1257 Glenwood Ave, Dalton: 95
Fiesta Mexicana 1525 Cleveland Hwy, Dalton: 91
Los Maguey, 101 Cottonwood Mill Rd, Tunnel Hill: 73