This week, after several weeks of outstanding scores, inspectors found some serious violations as they visited restaurants across the Tennessee Valley.

At the Hibachi Express & Juice Bar, 4511 Highway 58, inspectors gave a score of 52, for an employee drinking and storing personal drink on prep area, trash around/behind restaurant, service items stored on the floor, pre-made juices that were not sealed, multiple dirty surfaces, no labels on food in storage, flies in kitchen, raw chicken stored above ready-to-eat rice, wood covering bottom of hand sink and employees handling ready-to-eat food with bare hands.

The Krystal 124 Harrison Lane earned a 71 for dirty rags on the counter, no soap at the hand sink, raw shelled eggs and raw bacon stored over ready-to-eat food in the cooler and the manager was not in control of foodborne illness risks, according to the inspection report.

At American Wings II, 2316 3rd Street, a score of 79 for rodent droppings found in a dry storage area, no hot water at the hand sink and some expired items on site.

Syrup & Eggs at 4501 St. Elmo Avenue earned a score of 81 from inspectors for in-use utensils stored in standing water, openings in the kitchen not sealed/protected and some food debris was present.

Your Pie, 1919 Gunbarrel Road rated an 84 for the back door being left open, fruit files present, single-use towels were in a box on the floor and a leak was found under the sink.

Other Hamilton County restaurants

  • 90 Amigo's Mexican Restaurant Highway 153
  • 92 Famous Dave's 2122 Gunbarrel Road
  • 92 Shoney's 2318 Shallowford Village
  • 94 Bad Daddy's Burger Bar 1926 Gunbarrel Road
  • 95 Subway 9413 Apison Pike
  • 96 McDonald's 4329 Brainerd Road
  • 96 Krystal 621 Signal Mountain Road
  • 96 Popeye's 5749 Brainerd Road
  • 96 Haiku Hibachi 5318 Ringgold Road
  • 96 Portobello's 4976 Highway 58
  • 96 El Metate 3 9332 Dayton Pike
  • 97 Wendy's 1868 Dayton Blvd.
  • 97 Track's End 3435 Amnicola Highway
  • 98 Wendy's 7655 East Brainerd Road
  • 98 McDonald's 8601 Hixson Pike
  • 98 Crepe N Melt 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 98 Maple Street Biscuit Company 2114 Gunbarrel Road
  • 98 Sonic Drive-In 6915 Shallowford Road
  • 99 McAlister's Deli 2288 Gunbarrel Road
  • 99 IHOP 5210 Brainerd Road
  • 99 American Deli 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 100 Mad Philly 5959 Shallowford Road
  • 100 Burger King 4300 Brainerd Road
  • 100 Fud Vybez 1400 Reggie White Blvd.
  • 100 Missions BBQ 1936 Gunbarrel Road
  • 100 Bones 7601 East Brainerd Road
  • 100 Jason's Deli 2115 Gunbarrel Road
  • 100 Domino's 9323 Apison Pike
  • 100 Taco Bell 9210 Lee Highway

Hamilton County hotels

  • 98 Towneplace Suites 7010 McCutcheon Road
  • 100 Comfort Inn 2341 Shallowford Village

Hamilton County school facilities

  • 90 Central High School 5728 Highway 58
  • 96 Nolan Elementary School 4435 Shackleford Ridge Road
  • 96 Woodmore Elementary 800 Woodmore Lane
  • 96 Calvin Donaldson Elementary 920 W. 37 th Street
  • 98 East Brainerd Elementary 7060 Goodwind
  • 100 Hardy Elementary 2205 Rossville Avenue

In Whitfield County, one restaurant has some repair work to do to get up to the inspector's standard. The Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant on East Walnut Avenue in Dalton scored a 77. The main reason behind the violations was food temperatures. The inspector noted that foods in the walk-in cooler were not separated properly. Raw foods must be stored away from cooked or ready to eat foods -- especially unwashed boxed vegetables. The cooler needed to be repaired, multiple foods were not being kept at the correct temperature. The inspector suggested to check it with a thermometer frequently. The inspector also asked staff to check the temperature of the soup under the heat lamp or don't use the hot lamp for soup.  Rice needs to be cooled in metal pans uncovered. Not in a large, covered plastic container. 

Catoosa County

  • 87 El Matador Mexican Restaurant 2233 Lafayette Rd. Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • 83 IHOP 3126 2047 Battlefield Pkwy. Ft. Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • 100 Ringgold Primary/Elementary School 322 Evitt Ln. Ringgold, GA 30736
  • 93 Smoothie King 886 Battlefield Pkwy. Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • 96 BBQ Shack 2936 Lafayette Rd. Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • 97 Ringgold Middle School 217 Tiger Trl. Ringgold, GA 30736
  • 100 Ringgold High School 100 Tiger Trl. Ringgold, GA 30736
  • 100 Real Roots Café 1549 Battlefield Pkwy. Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
  • 100 Tiger Creek Elementary School 134 Rhea McClanahan Dr. Ringgold, GA 30736
  • 100 Farm to Fork LLC. (Mobile Unit) PO Box 685 Ringgold, GA 30736

Dade County

  • 100 The Blink 14049 Scenic Hwy. Lookout Mountain, GA 30750
  • 93 Covenant College Cafeteria 14049 Scenic Hwy. Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

Murray County

  • 91 Springplace Elementary School 2795 Leonard Bridge Rd. Chatsworth, GA 30705

Walker County 

  • 99 Los Guerrero's 1103 N Main St, LaFayette

Whitfield County

  • 98 Five Guys 1303 W Walnut Ave, Ste 203 Dalton
  • 91 Westwood School 708 Trammel St, Dalton
  • 98 Loncheria Los Compadres (Base) 312 E Morris St, Dalton
  • 94 The Sauce'd Pig 2955 Cleveland Hwy, Dalton
  • 99 Brookwood School 501 Central Ave, Dalton
  • 95 Ginja, 1100 E Walnut Ave Ste 12, Dalton
  • 95 Taqueria Paisanos, 1113 E Walnut Ave, Dalton
  • 93 Wendy's 2080 Chattanooga Road, Dalton
  • 92 Teriyaki Bistro 2113 E Walnut Ave, Dalton
  • 96 Nob North Snack Bar, 298 Nob North Dr, Cohutta
  • 98 Southeast High School 1954 Riverbend Rd, Dalton
  • 100 City Park Intermediate School 405 School ST, Dalton
  • 77 Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant 801 E Walnut Ave Ste J, Dalton
  • 100 Valley Point Middle School 3796 S Dixie Hwy, Dalton
  • 99 Valley Point Elementary School 3798 S Dixie Hwy Dalton
  • 88 Emperor of China 1223 Glenwood Ave, Dalton