More than two dozen perfect scores this week, sushi restaurant fails
It was a busy week for inspectors across the Tennessee Valley. Fourteen restaurants across the board were able to achieve a perfect score. One restaurant in North Georgia however, failed due to improper training of its staff.
Toki Sushi in Walker County scored a 59, well below the failing threshold of 69. There, inspectors noted that the person-in-charge was not fulfilling their responsibilities by ensuring compliance of food code regulation. The inspector observed raw beef, shrimp, and salmon removed from original container and then stored in one pan together in the freezer. The same utensils used to cook raw chicken and veggies were also used on the grill, according to the inspector's report.
Our news partners at the Times Free Press report that in North Georgia, the Huddle House scored a 79. The inspector noted that an employee was observed grabbing his or her shirt sleeve with gloves on and then resumed preparing food without switching to clean gloves. A turkey in a cooler was out-of-date and needed to be discarded. The score was also knocked down more due to containers of cheese and butter not being labeled, according to the inspection report.
83 - Alex Thai Food and Sushi Bistro 26 E. Main Street; reasons including incorrect prep for sushi, no sanitizer present with food safety certification finding multiple issues.
83 - Frothy Monkey 1400 Market Street; reasons including a dented can stored with other cans, flies in the kitchen, dirty wiping clothes at prep area, food stored on the floor and uncovered, scoop handles stored down in food. Corrected to 93.
84 - Southside Social 1818 Chestnut Street; reasons including non-food contact surfaces dirty, raw foods not properly stored, an employee was seen wiping a knife on an apron while in use.
86 - Panda Express 2260 Gunbarrel Road; reasons including a leak in walk-in cooler dripping into the floor, wet stacking pans, missing gaskets on equipment.
86 - Arby's 4766 Highway 58; reasons including flies in the kitchen, sandwich station with the leak, non-food contact surfaces dirty.
Note: Scores were gathered for this report on August 2, 2018, and reported the same day. Follow-up scores are reported the following week.
And as always - enjoy your meal.
Hamilton County Restaurants
- 88 Taco Bell 6200 Ringgold Road
- 90 Blue Plate Restaurant 771 Chestnut Street
- 92 McDonald's 1117 E. 3rd Street
- 92 Cafe & Toast 3536 Cummings Highway
- 94 Longhorn Steakhouse 5711 Brainerd Road
- 94 Bitter Albi 825 Houston Street
- 96 Baskin Robbins 4767 Highway 58
- 96 Moe's Southwest Grill 1820 Gunbarrel Road
- 96 Toscano Italian Grill 6219 Lee Highway
- 96 Huddle House 9401 Reco Drive
- 97 McDonald's 5123 Hixson Pike
- 97 Main Street Meats 217 E. Main Street
- 97 Sweet Frog 2288 Gunbarrel Road
- 97 Embargo '62 301 Cherokee Blvd.
- 97 Amigo's 5458 Highway 153
- 97 Firehouse Subs 3848 Dayton Blvd.
- 98 Sonic Drive-In 6216 Hixson Pike
- 98 Terminal Brewhouse 1464 Market Street
- 98 Delia's Mexican Food 8363 Dayton Pike
- 98 Subway 8530 Hixson Pike
- 98 Zaxby's 7643 East Brainerd Road
- 98 CiCi's Pizza 5425 Highway 153
- 99 Starbuck's Coffee 5238 Highway 153
- 99 Zaxby's 9347 Springfield Road
- 99 I Love Juice Bar 7407 Igou Gap Road
- 100 Jimmy John's 7407 Igou Gap Road
- 100 Chicken Salad Chick 1820 Gunbarrel Road
- 100 Zaxby's 623 Signal Mountain Road
- 100 Bojangle's 9375 Dayton Pike
- 100 Joe Muggs Coffee 5239 Highway 153
Hamilton County Pools
- 84 North Shore Flats; reasons including phone not working, lifeline not attached across the pool, levels not correct.
- 88 Ming Moon Chinese Restaurant, 2467 LaFayette Rd, Ft. Oglethorpe
- 91 Steak and Shake 1182 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
- 95 Dunkin' Donuts, 589 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
- 93 Home Plate Inc., 7807 Nashville St, Ringgold
- 96 El Cactus Restaurant, 90 Battlefield Station Dr., Ft. Oglethorpe
- 100 Donut Palace, 390 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
- 91 Cook Out, Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
- No reports available
- 91 Four Way Drive-In, 201 Highway 225 S, Chatsworth
- 100 Pizza Hut, 430 Highway 411 S, Chatsworth
- 85 Taco Roble, 2120 Highway 76, Chatsworth
- 99 Subway--Central, 2979 Highway 76 STE H, Chatsworth
- 90 Cina Wok, 502 G.I. Maddox Parkway, Chatsworth
- 85 Fiesta Mexicana, 1422 Green Rd., Chatsworth
- 100 Chuck Wagon Concessions/Base of Operation, 395 Dixon Springs Rd, LaFayette
- 82 Villanow Street Bakery & Cafe, 117 W Villanow St., LaFayette
- 97 The Grind Coffee Shop 2, 2647 N Hwy 27 LaFayette
- 91 Chinese #1 2577 Hwy 27, LaFayette
- 100 Starbucks, 1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mountain
- Subway (LaFayette), 108 N Main St, LaFayette
- 100 Grandview, 1301 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain
- 100 City of LaFayette Fountain, 638 S Main St, LaFayette
- 97 Walker County Nutrition Center, 636 S Main St, LaFayette
- 59 Toki Sushi Inc., 116 W LaFayette SQ, LaFayette
- 100 Camp Woodmont, 381 Moonlight Dr, Cloudland
- 79 Huddle House-Chickamauga, 14 Bushrod Johnson Ave, Chickamauga
- 100 Camp Woodmont Pool, 381 Moonlight Dr, Cloudland
- 100 Key West Pool 2221 N Main St., LaFayette
- 75 Triangle Park, 713 S Chattanooga St., LaFayette
- 100 America's Best Inn and Suites Pool, 2209 N Main St, LaFayette
- 93 CJ's Southern Traditions, 640 S Main St, LaFayette
- 78 Bojangle's, 2445 N Hwy 27, LaFayette
- 84 Peking Express, 408 N Glenwood Ave, Dalton
- 90 Toyo Japan, 100 Rhythm Dr, Dalton
- 95 Grandma's Diner, 1359 Dawnville Rd, Dalton
- 97 Ernie's Snow Balls, 1396 Boyles ML, Dalton