Most restaurants scored pretty well this week, but we have a couple that came close to failing.

In Chattanooga, Souper Salad on Gunbarrel Road scored a 71, only two points above a failing grade. Inspectors found employees slicing food for the salad bar with their bare hands, no soap or paper towels, dented cans stored with good ones and dirty floors, walls and ceilings.

In Catoosa County, Thai Garden in Fort Oglethorpe also scored a 71. The restaurant lost points for keeping chilled foods too warm, not properly labeling already opened or prepared foods, and thawing vegetables in a dish rinsing sink instead of a designated vegetable prep sink.

Several restaurants in both Hamilton County and north Georgia earned perfect scores of 100. Congratulations to:

  • Petunia Silver Jalapenos, 400 E. Main Street, Chattanooga
  • Edible Arrangements, 4513 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga
  • Urban Stack, 12 W. 13th Street, Chattanooga
  • Subway, 3600 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga
  • Milk and Honey, 135 N. Market Street, Chattanooga
  • Regal Cinemas 8, 2000 Hamilton Place Boulevard, Chattanooga
  • Choo Choo BBQ, 7910 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga
  • Mojo Burrito, 1414 Jenkins Road, Chattanooga
  • Baskin Robbins, 2847 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe
  • Subway, 4257 Cloud Springs Road, Ringgold
  • Subway, 650 Highway 299, Wildwood

The following scores round out the list from Hamilton County:

  • New China Restaurant, 1900 S. Broad Street, Chattanooga: 81
  • Fortune House, 1210 Taft Highway, Signal Mountain: 94
  • Soul Food Express, 68 MLK Boulevard, Chattanooga: 95
  • Blue Orleans, 1463 Market Street, Chattanooga: 96
  • Sluggo’s North, 505 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga: 96
  • Embargo ’62, 301 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga: 96
  • Waffle House, 102 Signal Mountain Road, Chattanooga: 97
  • Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, 5425 Highway 153, Hixson: 97
  • Thai Chile Asian Bistro, 9203 Lee Highway, Ooltewah: 97
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels, 5237 Hixson Pike, Hixson: 98
  • Clydes on Main, 122 W. Main Street, Chattanooga: 98
  • Mean Mug, 114 Main Street, Chattanooga: 98
  • Panda Express, 2260 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga: 99
  • Good Dog, 34 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga: 99
  • Panera Bread, 620 Northgate Mall Road, Chattanooga: 99

If you're in Hamilton County and you have a complaint about a pool, restaurant, health care facility, daycare or gym, call the Hamilton County Health Department Hot Line at 423-209-8110. If you're in north Georgia, call your local health department.