Dead cockroaches and moldy food equal a failing score
Over 50 establishments were visited this week by health department inspectors.
But two restaurants, both in Georgia, were given failing scores.
At Tacos El Rojo 904 S. Thornton Avenue, inspectors gave a score of 67 because employees making bare-handed contact with tortillas, food was being reheated in a microwave then placed on a steam table and not reaching correct temperature and the food in the steam table was out of safe temperature range.
Boss Burgers, 1616 McFarland Ave in Rossville earned a score of 67. There, inspectors found multiple dead cockroaches, saw cooked corn and beans that was moldy and had no date, and single-use paper products that were being re-used. Water dripping onto a pie box in a refrigerator was causing the box and its contents to mold.
Additionally, the person in charge did not demonstrate knowledge based on the risk factors found during the inspection.
The Subway at 260 Amnicola Highway earned an 87 for a food handler with long fingernails and crumbs accumulating in meatball pan.
Other Hamilton County restaurants
- 91 Fuji Steak & Sushi 2207 Overnite Drive
- 91 J Alexander's 2215 Hamilton Place Blvd.
- 95 Rain Thai Bistro 6933 Lee Highway
- 96 Yellow Deli 737 McCallie Avenue
- 96 Ruths Chris 2321 Lifestyle Way
- 96 Texas Roadhouse 7016 Shallowford Road
- 97 Taco Roc 6960 Lee Highway
- 97 Nikki's Drive Inn 899 Cherokee Blvd.
- 98 McDonald's 2017 Gunbarrel Road
- 98 Sushi Nabe Japanese Restaurant 110 River Street
- 98 Dos Amigos 3203 Amnicola Highway
- 98 Shuford's Smokehouse 924 Signal Mountain Road
- 99 2 Sons Kitchen 422 E. MLK Blvd.
- 99 La Cabriole 1341 Burgess Road
- 99 The Big Table 118 Cross Street
- 100 Hardee's 7961 East Brainerd Road
- 100 Ankar's Hoagies 5966 Brainerd Road
Hamilton County tattoos/body piercing
- 100 White Wizard 605 Cherokee Blvd.
- 96 Pizza Hut Wing Street, 5454 Alabama Hwy Unit 621208 Ringgold
- 97 Waffle House (Battlefield Pkwy) 1053, 909 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
- 76 Hampton Inn (SPA), 6875 Battlefield Pkwy, Ringgold
- 83 Famous Wok, 3040 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
- 91 Panera Bread, 2620 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
- 99 Hardee's (Alabama Hwy) 5486 Alabama Hwy, Ringgold
- 98 Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Pool, 2120 LaFayette Rd., Ft. Oglethorpe
- 91 Captain D's (Battlefield Pkwy) 668 Battlefield Pkwy., Ft. Oglethorpe
- 99 Top of the Hill Country Buffett, 118 Remco Dr., Ringgold
- 91 Rafael's Italian Restaurant, 13473 N Main St., Trenton
- 99 Los Amigos, 604 N Third Ave, Chatsworth
- 71 Mary & Martha's Personal Care, 616 Mohawk St., Rossville
- 100 Candlelight Forest, 9862 Hwy 193, Chickamauga
- 95 NHC Healthcare Rossville, 1425 McFarland Ave, Rossville
- 96 Rick Buff's Hog Heaven, 1105 LaFayette Rd., Rossville
- 67 Boss Burgers, 1616 McFarland Ave, Rossville
- 89 Camp New Dawn, 226 S Cedar Ln, Chickamauga
- 96 Mountain Cove Farm Resort, 994 Daughtery Gap Rd, Chickamauga
- 100 Key West Pool, 2221 N Main St., LaFayette
- 92 Thatcher's BBQ & Grille, 505 W 9th St, Chickamauga
- 85 TK'z Wingz, 700 MLK Jr. Blvd, Dalton
- 93 Little Caesars, 1501 E Walnut Ave, Dalton
- 95 Whitfield County Detention Center, 805 Professional Blvd, Dalton
- 96 Gondolier Pizza, 900 S Thorton Ave, Dalton
- 88 Waffle House #95, 1912 Chattanooga Rd., Dalton
- 74 Tacos Y Guisados- Mary's, 101 W Walnut Ave STE 19, Dalton
- 87 Krystal #DLT 001, 301 W Waugh St, Dalton
- 80 Wendy's, 2600 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dalton
- 81 Sonic #939, 1201 Glenwood Ave, Dalton
- 95 Walnut Hill Farm, 800 Lee Bryant Rd, Dalton
- 67 Tacos El Rojo, 904 S Thorton Ave, Dalton
- 95 Baymont Inn & Suites, 2106 Chattanooga Rd, Dalton
- 89 Subway #37781 815 Shugart Rd, Dalton
- 90 Papa John's Pizza #249, 100 W Walnut Ave STE 152, Dalton