Two popular restaurants dipped into failing score territory this week for a number of violations, including hand-washing issues and dirty food prep surfaces.

Even with those failures, 13 restaurants earned perfect scores and our admiration for a job well done.

At Jefferson's, on Georgia Avenue, inspectors gave a score of 69. There, violations included the person in charge did not have proper food safety knowledge and dirty food contact surfaces. Jefferson's bar, which was also inspected, scored a 94.

La Fiesta Mexican Grill on Hixson Pike also earned a failing score of 69. Inspectors noted violations that included employees not washing hands between tasks, the person in charge lacked food safety knowledge, and there was a potential for insects to enter because inspectors say the back door was left open.

In Fort Oglethorpe, Kobe Hibachi Sushi, which failed for a second time last week, improved their score to a 94.

Hamilton County

  • 92 Merv's Restaurant, 713 Mountain Creek Road
  • 92 The Cheesecake Factory, 2084 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 95 Amigo's, 1906 Dayton Blvd.
  • 95 Firehouse Subs, 3849 Dayton Blvd.
  • 95 Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 2020 Gunbarrel Road
  • 96 Cracker Barrel #200, 50 Birmingham Highway
  • 96 Crust Pizza 1, 03 Signal Mountain Road
  • 96 Dunkin Donuts, 7647 East Brainerd Road
  • 98 American Wings, 4011 Brainerd Road
  • 98 Burger King, 676 Signal Mountain Road
  • 98 Huddle House #624, 5611 Brainerd Road
  • 99 Chicken Salad Chick, 1820 Gunbarrel Road
  • 99 Jimmy Johns, 7407 Igou Gap Road
  • 99 Papa John's #746, 6210 Hixson Pike
  • 100 Auntie Anne's, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 100 Baskin Robbins, 625 Signal Mountain Road
  • 100 Bite Me Bakery, 9408 Apison Pike
  • 100 Buffalo Wild Wings Bar, 5744 Highway 153
  • 100 Cadence Coffee Company, 11 E.7th Street
  • 100 Five Guys Burger & Fries, 5110 Hixson Pike
  • 100 Frios, 205 Manufacturer's Road
  • 100 Jersey Mike's, 2260 Gunbarrel Road
  • 100 Zaxbys, 7328 Shallowford Road

Catoosa County

  • 100 Ming Moon Chinese Restaurant 2467 LaFayette Rd. Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
  • 97 Battlefield Pkwy. Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
  • 93 Pruitt Health 1067 Battlefield Pkwy. Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
  • 99 El Cactus Restaurant 90 Battlefield Station Dr. Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
  • 92 Burger King (Alabama Hwy.) 5865 Alabama Hwy. Ringgold, GA
  • 91 Caffeine Addicts 7819 Nashville St. Ringgold, GA
  • 93 Windstone Golf Club 9230 Windstone Dr. Ringgold, GA
  • 99 North Georgia Healthcare Center 6120 Alabama Hwy. Ringgold, GA
  • 94 Kobe 2603 Battlefield Pkwy. Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
  • 87 Holiday Inn Express (Cont. Breakfast) 38 Vining Cir. Ringgold, GA
  • 90 Farm to Fork 120 General Lee St. Ringgold, GA

Dade County

  • None

Murray County

  • 100 Adventhealth Murray 707 Old Dalton Ellijay Rd. Chatsworth, GA
  • 95 Herbalife 105 W. Cherokee St. Chatsworth, GA
  • 81 China Wok 502 G.I. Maddox Parkway Chatsworth, GA
  • 82 Los Amigos 604 N Third Ave. Chatsworth, GA
  • 100 Chatsworth Elementary School 500 Green Rd. Chatsworth, GA
  • 100 Enrollment Learning Complex (ELC) 500 Green Rd. Chatsworth, GA

Walker County

  • 94 Hardee's 12876 N. Hwy. 27 Chickamauga, GA
  • 96 Rock City Big Rock Grill 1400 Patten Rd. Lookout Mountain, GA
  • 96 Sonic Drive In LaFayette 313 N. Main St. LaFayette, GA
  • 100 Key West Inn 2221 N. Main St. LaFayette, GA
  • 82 Domino's Pizza 110 Cove Rd. Chickamauga, GA
  • 91 Jack's Family Restaurant 201 Church St. Chickamauga, GA
  • 92 Chinese #1 2577 Hwy. 27 LaFayette, GA
  • 88 Five Points Farm House 2697 Johnson Rd. Chickamauga, GA

Whitfield County

  • 94 El Pollo Alegre 323 S. Grimes St. Dalton, GA
  • 93 Morningside 2470 Dug Gap Rd. Dalton, GA
  • 96 Farm Golf Club 187 S. Goose Hill Rd. Rocky Face, GA
  • 96 Subway 906 S. Thorton Ave. Dalton, GA
  • 86 Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant 1235 Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA
  • 75 Dalton Place Senior Living 1300 W. Waugh St. Dalton, GA
  • 91 McDonald's 142 Carbondale Rd. Dalton, GA
  • 87 Captain D's 1236 Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA
  • 97 Sonic 1201 Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA
  • 93 Willie's Burger Shack 301 W. Emory St. Dalton, GA
  • 98 Burger King 1512 W. Walnut Ave. Dalton, GA
  • 96 Hampton Inn 1000 Market St. Dalton, GA
  • 85 Season's Hibachi & Grill 785 Shugart Rd. Ste. 9A Dalton, GA
  • 92 Marco's Pizza 785 Shugart Rd. Ste. 8 Dalton, GA
  • 97 Waffle House 1527 W. Walnut Ave. Dalton, GA