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April 5, 2008

Restaurant Report Card

Whitfield County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants every three months. The inspectors may require a re-inspection. Restaurants are required by law to post their most recent inspection permit.

As of Dec. 1, the state changed the way food service establishments are regulated, adding a letter grade to the evaluation and making other changes. The Daily Citizen lists areas where the establishments are out of compliance with the regulations.



The Engine Room, 1525 Waring Road

Current score: 99

Current grade: A

Previous score: New business

Previous grade: New business

Comments: Need accurate thermometer in every cooler. Seal drink cabinet to floor. Seal around walk-in cooler. Seal all cracks and crevices. Plumbing should run inside of walls and ceilings. OK to open.



Sonic, 1201 Cleveland Highway

Current score: 97

Current grade: A

Previous score: 91

Previous grade: A

Comments: Replace damaged gaskets; clean all. Keep Dumpster door closed at all times. Repair walls where needed. Repair threshold to walk-in cooler and freezer.



Dawnville Elementary, 1380 Dawnville Road

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 96

Previous grade: A

Comments: Clean up grease off slab where Dumpsters and grease container are stored. Clean ceiling tiles where needed. Clean ventilation above door to walk-in cooler. Flies in kitchen.



Panda House, 3901 Cleveland Highway Suite C

Current score: 96

Current grade: A

Previous score: 95

Previous grade: A

Comments: Properly label all food containers in English. Air dry washed items before stacking.



Burger Den, 160 Highway 2, Varnell

Current score: 91

Current grade: A

Previous score: 92

Previous grade: A

Comments: Properly date mark items taken out of original package (include sliced items). Store wiping cloths properly when not in use; do not use to catch liquid from tea dispenser or soda machine. Repair leak at three-compartment sink faucet. Clean blade of can opener. Clean dust from ceiling and ventilation. Seal gaps at rear door; must be self-closing and flush with frame.

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