During Jan. 15-31, 22 eating establishments were inspected in Catoosa and Walker counties: six earned a perfect score of 100, 15 earned a score in the 90s (A), and one earned a score in the 80s (B).

Catoosa County

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

663 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FORT OGLETHORE

Inspection date: 01-15-2021

Score: 96

Inspector’s notes: Observed drink nozzles not clean to a frequency to be clean to sight and touch. CA: PIC will update cleaning method and frequency sign off sheet to ensure drink nozzles have been properly cleaned to sight and touch. (4 pts)

KRYSTAL

15703 ALABAMA HWY RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-20-2021

Score: 97

Inspector’s notes: Observed sausage being cooled using an unapproved method. Sausage was still actively cooling wrapped up tightly in plastic bags in reach-in freezer. CA: Had PIC get employee to unwrap sausage and continue cooling on pans in walk-in cooler. (3 pts)

TACO BELL

5422 ALABAMA HWY UNIT 4682 RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-20-2021

Score: 99

Inspector’s notes: Observed food debris on floors under equipment and shelving. CA: PIC had employees clean floors. (1 pt)

SONIC

6645 HWY 41 RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-21-2021

Score: 93

Inspector’s notes

Observed multiple employee drinks not in single-service cups with lids and straws. CA: PIC instructed all employees to drink from single service cups and discarded drinks. (4 pts)

Observed sauce bottles in prep top cooler without common name. CA : PIC labeled all sauce bottles with common name of food. (3 pts)

CAFFEINE ADDICTS

7819 NASHVILLE ST RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-21-2021

Score: 100

BATTLEFIELD BURGERS

794 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FT. OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 01-21-2021

Score: 99

Inspector’s notes: Observed grease accumulation, rusting and chipped paint on shelving wall units throughout facility. CA: PIC will clean, refinish and or replace shelving units. (1 pt)

PARK PLACE RESTAURANT

2891 LAFAYETTE RD FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 01-21-2021

Score: 96

Inspector’s notes: Observed chicken wings in reach-in cooler date marked 1/10/2021. CA: PIC said they had been frozen and thawed, but was not certain as to when so PIC chose to discard wings. (4 pts)

WAFFLE HOUSE

5411 HIGHWAY 151 RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-22-2021

Score: 83

Inspector’s notes

Observed no paper towels in paper towels dispenser at hand washing sink in the ware washing area of kitchen. CA: All handwashing sinks must be supplied with paper towels. PIC will put paper towels in paper towel dispenser. (4 pts)

Observed TCS food at various locations in the kitchen cold holding above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Diced tomatoes, diced ham, and sliced tomatoes in the prep top cooler were above 41 degrees Fahrenheit (see temperature chart below). Milk and cream n reach-in cooler were above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Eggs were located on a bottom dry storage shelf at 62 degrees Fahrenheit. CA: PIC will monitor the prep top cooler and reach-in cooler temperatures. Informal follow-up will be conducted to verify the coolers are working properly. Raw shell eggs must be kept in a cold holding unit or else properly time stamped. (9 pts)

Observed expired milk being used. CA: Expiration date of 01/20/21 on regular and chocolate milk. PIC discarded milk. (3 pts)

Observed heavy grease accumulation on the hoods vent and around the hood vent on drip pan. CA: PIC will have hood vent cleaned. (1 pt)

PANERA BREAD

2620 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 01-22-2021

Score: 100

DONUT PALACE

390 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FT. OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 01-25-2021

Score: 96

Inspector’s notes: Observed employee water bottles stored on food prep surfaces. CA: Employees may only drink out of single service cups with a lid and a straw. Drinks must be stored off of food prep surfaces and away from food for service. (4 pts)

STEAK & SHAKE

1182 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 01-25-2021

Score: 99

Inspector’s notes: Observed grease build-up on French fry warming station/heat lamp. Observed ice cream spill in and around reach-in at milkshake station. CA: PIC had employees clean equipment. (1 pt)

MING MOON CHINESE RESTAURANT

2467 LAFAYETTE RD FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 01-25-2021

Score: 100

KRYSTAL

2560 LAFAYETTE RD FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 01-25-2021

Score: 91

Inspector’s notes: Observed potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit in the prep table (see temperature chart). According to daily temperature logs the prep table was working properly at opening shift. Also observed dairy creamer out at room temperature (73 degrees Fahrenheit). CA: PIC chose to move food to walk-in cooler for rapid chill. PIC chose to discard creamer that was on countertop. Risk control plan will be initiated due to this being a repeat violation. Informal follow-up within 48 hours to verify cooler is working properly and to discuss risk control plan. (9 pts)

MCDONALD’S

1179 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FT. OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 01-26-2021

Score: 93

Inspector’s notes

Observed employees dumping ice in handwashing sink. CA: PIC discussed hand washing sink use with employees. Handwashing sinks may not be used for any other purpose or task aside from hand washing. (4 pts)

Observed vegetable sink with box of biscuits on top of it and dirty utensils inside of it. CA: PIC removed the items from the vegetables sink. The vegetable sink may only be used for washing vegetables. (3 pts)

THATCHER’S BBQ

2929 HWY 41 RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-26-2021

Score: 94

Inspector’s notes

Observed potato slicer (for fries) mounted on the wall, not being cleaned every 4 hours. Slicer was not clean to sight or touch and PIC said it hadn’t been used today. CA: PIC removed the slicer from the wall and cleaned and sanitized it. Observed inside of ice machine on the back portion of wall not clean to sight or touch. CA: PIC will have equipment cleaned. (4 pts)

Observed exposed unsealed concrete floor in dry storage room and under part of grill area and reach-in cooler. Coving also missing from the three-compartment sink and around behind the single door reach-in cooler. CA: PIC will make repairs. (1 pt)

Observed floors in kitchen and in smoker room with debris build-up. CA: PIC will have floors cleaned more regularly. (1 pt)

WENDY’S (DIETZ RD)

3588 BATTLEFIELD PKWY FORT OGLETHORPE

Inspection date: 01-26-2021

Score: 98

Inspector’s notes

Observed food in plastic cambros that had severe scorching on sides. CA: PIC will discard cambros that can’t be kept clean due to scorching. (1 pt)

Observed debris build-up on shelving units in walk-in cooler. CA: PIC will have employees clean shelving units. (1 pt)

RUSSELL RACING, LLC. D/B/A BOYD’S SPEEDWAY (GRANDSTAND)

1481 SCRUGGS RD RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-27-2021

Score: 100

RUSSELL RACING LLC. D/B/A BOYD’S SPEEDWAY (PIT CONCESSIONS)

1481 SCRUGGS RD RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-27-2021

Score: 100

WENDY’S

5872 ALABAMA HWY RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-29-2021

Score: 99

Inspector’s notes: Observed cracked floor tiles and tiles with worn grout trapping food debris and water. CA: Informal follow-up within 10 days to verify status of corrective action for floor repair. (1 pt)

WAFFLE HOUSE

11292 HWY 41 RINGGOLD

Inspection date: 01-29-2021

Score: 96

Inspector’s notes

Observed PIC cooking without wearing a hair restraint. CA: PIC put on hair restraint. (3 pts)

Observed the most current inspection report not posted. Observed CFSM certificate not posted. CA: PIC will post most current inspection report and CFSM certificate. (1 pt)

Walker County

MADI’S ON MAIN

1391 N MAIN ST LAFAYETTE

Inspection date: 01-15-2021

Score: 100

GEO’S SMOKEHOUSE

713 S CHATTANOOGA ST LAFAYETTE

Inspection date: 02-01-2021

Score: 97

Inspector’s notes: Observed sauces out of their original container without labels. CA: PIC labeled sauce bottles. (3 pts)

Compiled by editor Don Stilwell

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