Lack of knowledge leads 3 restaurants to fail
There are 3 failing grades in this week's Restaurant Report Card, one each in Hamilton, Bradley, and Catoosa counties.
In Hamilton County, the 75 Sur located on Airways Blvd received a score of 56. The inspector saw that staff and manager lacked food safety knowledge. Gloves were available and sitting out but staff was not using them while preparing food. The cooler temperature was at 70 degrees so food was not being stored at the correct temperature. Food was being prepared outside of the 75 Sur kitchen and proof could not be provided that the couple preparing the food was allowed to make the food. There was no soap or towels at the employees' hand sink, plus it was blocked by mop buckets. The same sink was used for washing hands, equipment, and dumping drink glasses. There was heavy build up inside the ice machine.
In Bradley County, the Bojangles on King Street received a 68. The inspector noticed that the person in charge did not know correct cooling procedures nor was certified as a Food Safety Manager. The current permit was not posted. No lights in the men's restroom. The thermometer used all morning to check food had been sanitized every couple hours but after taking temperatures for every product the thermometer would be put back in its case. The case had not been sanitized, it was taken to be cleaned. Reheated food was not brought up to the correct temperature. Cooler not at correct temperature. Chemicals were found near drinking cups. An employee preparing food was wearing a watch and bracelets while another employee wearing fake nails was scooping food without gloves on.
In Catoosa County, the Smoothie King on Battlefield Parkway was initially given a score of 57. The inspector noticed that the manager did not have food safety knowledge. Employees were handling money and not washing their hands before prepping food and also wearing bracelets. Food was not held at the correct temperature and not dated. Buckets of sanitizer were stored on food prep surfaces. Employee items were not being stored in the designated area. There was not a self-closing door or air curtain to protect the back entrance from letting in pests. A follow-up inspection resulted in a perfect score of 100.
Also in Hamilton County, the Sky Zoo located on Lee Highway received a score of 79. While inspecting this establishment, the inspector noticed the dish machine was not working and drinking glasses were put away dirty. The cooler was not at the correct temperature and food not dated. Also, too many lights were out in the kitchen.
82 Nephews Bar and Grill 4380 Dorris Street
85 Hunan Wok I 2201 E. 23rd Street
86 Jenkins Buffet 4122 Ringgold Rd. East Ridge
89 Little Caesar's 5510 Highway 153 Ste 106 Hixson
89 James County Cattle Company 2553 Lifestyle Way
89 Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill 551 River St.
92 Popeyes 5749 Brainerd Road
92 Kung Fu Tea 50 Frazier Avenue Suite 200
92 Taqueria Jalisco 850 Market Street
93 Subway 1309 Taft Highway
93 Mcdonald's 156 Browns Ferry Road (Follow Up)
93 Burger King 1097 Engle Avenue
93 Armando's 7330 Hixson Pike Hixson (Follow Up)
94 Dunkin Donuts 5311 Hwy 153 Hixson
94 Splitz Alley Grill 6241 Perimeter Dr.
94 Subway 3127 Broad St.
94 Lively's Bar & Grill 4321 Ringgold Road
95 Logans Roadhouse 3592 Cummings Highway
96 The Krystal Co 5120 Hunter Rd. Ooltewah
96 Bela Lisboa 417 Frazier Avenue Suite 104
96 DQ Grill & Chill 2118 Gunbarrel Road
96 Little Caesar's 9321 Lee Hwy Ooltewah
97 Shogun Japanese Steakhouse 1806 Gunbarrel Road
97 Logans Roadhouse Bar 3592 Cummings Hwy
98 Pier 88 Boiling Seafood 2288 Gunbarrel Rd (Follow up)
98 Captain D's Seafood 5106 Hixson Pike
98 Edley's BBQ 205 Manufacturer's Road
98 Burger King 4850 Brainerd Road
98 Drakes LLC 7338 McCutcheon Road
98 Burger King 1097 Engle Ave.
98 El Metate i Inc 1238 Taft Hwy. (Follow Up)
98 Sonic Drive-In 6915 Shallowford Road
99 Bad Daddy's Burger Bar 1926 Gunbarrel Rd
99 Chili's Grill And Bar 408 Market St.
99 Hair Of The Dog Pub 334 Market St.
99 McDonalds 4123 Hixson Pike
99 Starbucks Coffee 225 Broad Street
99 HWY 58 BBQ 4921 HWY 58
99 Mike's Tavern 5211 Hwy 153 Hixson
100 High Grounds Coffee Co. Mobile 717 Signal Mountain Road
100 El Metate 5 5922 Hixson Pike
100 Moe's Southwest Grill 615 McCallie Avenue
100 Panda Express 615 McCallie Avenue
100 Bento Sushi 642 East 5th Street
100 Chick-Fil-A 615 McCallie Avenue
100 The Tea Cottage 2233 Hickory Valley Road
100 Greg's Sandwich Works 6337 East Brainerd Road
100 Taco Bell 9210 Lee Highway
100 Which Wich 642 East 5th St
100 Krystal 124 Harrison Lane Soddy Daisy
100 Rolling J's Sandwich Shop 804 Riverfront Pkwy
100 Big River Grille & Brewing Works Restaurant 222 Broad St.
100 Panda Express 8967 Old Lee Hwy Ooltewah
100 Starbucks 8021 E Brainerd Rd
100 Marco's Pizza 8726 Terrace Blvd Hixson
100 Maple Street Biscuit 407 Broad Street
68 Bojangles 1065 King St SE
86 My Little Diner on 1st 490 1st St NW
94 Captain D's 3030 APD-40 SE
97 Fuji Teriyaki Express 3443 Keith St. NW
97 Denny's 1011 Paul Huff Pkwy
97 Papa Johns 2417 Keith St
98 Burger King 1186 Perimeter Dr SE
99 Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe 4440 Frontage Rd NW
57 Smoothie King 886 Battlefield Pkwy Fort Oglethorpe
98 Little Caesars 6977 Nashville St. Ringgold
No inspection reports posted
95 Pleasant Valley Innovative 273 Harris St. Chatsworth
96 T&T Catering 1614 Old CCC Camp Rd Chatsworth
97 Biscuit Box 1097 Highway 411 S. Chatsworth
99 Four Way Drive in 201 Highway 225 S. Chatsworth
100 Pleasant Valley Family Restaurant 4540 Hwy 411 N. Chatsworth
84 Choo Choo Bba Chickamauga 13070 Hwy 27 North n. Chickamauga
91 Lifestyle Cusine 67 Sanford Ln Flintstone
92 Arby's 1103 N. Main St. LaFayette
94 Rock City Big Rock Grill 1400 Patten Rd Lookout Mountain
100 Grandview 1301 Patten Rd Lookout Mountain
94 Tacos To Go 8007 N. Hamilton St. Dalton
95 Tacos Beto 1009 E. Walnut Ave. Dalton
99 Flako's Mexican Restaurant 2311 Chattanooga Rd. Rocky Face
100 Calamansi Cafe 825 Chattanooga Ave. Ste 34 Dalton