Two failures mar this week's scores in north Georgia, and the main issue that needs to be addressed is food safety.
In Dalton, Las Margaritas Mexican Bar and Grill scored a 65. Remember, a failing score is 69 or below. The restaurant does not have a certified food safety manager. They must have one in place by August 15th.
According to the inspection report, the restaurant does not have the procedures or items in place needed for "cleaning up a vomit or fecal event." The inspector directed them on this, and the violation was corrected on site.
They also had a few minor violations including the sanitizer concentration was too weak in the cloth bucket, foods including stuffed peppers and raw chicken were held at too warm temperatures, and some chemicals were in unlabeled bottles. Some rusting shelves needed to be replaced, and there were several plumbing leaks needing to be repaired.
In Fort Oglethorpe, Los 3 Amigos III scored a 68. The inspector observed the persons in charge not effectively managing conditions to ensure compliance with the food service regulations. The restaurant must designate a training person in charge when the certified food safety manager is not present.
The inspector saw employee drinks and food on a cutting board in an active food prep area. The ice machine had heavy accumulation; it must be cleaned regularly to prevent build up.
No consumer advisory disclosure for raw or undercooked animal products was provided. Foods were not held at the correct temperature and those foods were discarded. Foods were also being improperly cooled.
In Hamilton County, health inspectors scored:
81 The Chattanoogan Broad Street Grill 1201 S. Broad Street; reasons including several coolers missing thermometers, flowers sitting in cooler with food, mildew in various coolers and in ice machine, debris on slicer.
85 Petunia Silver Jalapeno 400 E. Main Street
90 Longhorn Steakhouse 5583 Highway 153
91 Taco Bell 3151 S. Broad Street
91 Rice Box 3600 Hixson Pike
91 Hardee's 4007 McCahill Road
91 Big River Grille 222 Broad Street
92 Community Pie 850 Market Street
95 Grand China 3815 Dayton Blvd.
95 Chicken Salad Chick 1820 Gunbarrel Road
95 Rice Box 3600 Hixson Pike
96 Heavenly Flavored Wings 5231 Brainerd Road
96 Grand Junction 4119 Cromwell Road
96 Blue Plate Restaurant 191 Chestnut Street
97 Mean Mug 114 Main Street
97 Rafael's 3877 Hixson Pike
98 Merv's 8968 Dayton Pike
98 Pizza Hut Delivery 5920 Main Street
98 McDonald's 5440 Highway 153
99 Delia's Mexican Food 8363 Dayton Pike
99 Subway 5922 Hixson Pike
99 Lenny's Sub Shop 1913 Gunbarrel Road
99 Wendy's 6009 Ooltewah Georgetown Road
99 Taziki's 2020 Gunbarrel Road
99 Sonic Drive In 3508 Dayton Blvd.
99 Penn Station Subs 411 Broad Street
99 DQ Grill & Chill 2118 Gunbarrel Road
99 Little Caesar's 1420 Dodson Avenue
100 Starbucks Coffee 5238 Highway 153
100 Planet Smoothie 1414 Jenkins Road
100 Five Guys Burgers and Fries 2020 Gunbarrel Road
100 Subway 6054 Shallowford Road
100 I Love Juice Bar 5546 Highway 153
100 Kay's Kastle 8804 Dayton Pike
Spring Valley Community Pool, 110 Valley Bridge Dr. Pool closed immediately due to no chlorine present.
88 Trails of Signal Mountain 3535 Mountain Creek Road; pool slightly green due to algae growth, chlorine tablets not dispensed properly.
88 Rise at Signal Mountain 1185 Mountain Creek Road; pool closed immediately due to no chlorine present.?
91 Baskin Robbins, 2847 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe
100 Holiday Inn Express, 38 Vining Circle, Ringgold