Three Chattanooga Area Restaurants Cited For Food Temperature, Storage Problems And More In This Week’s…


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Two Chattanooga restaurants and one North Georgia restaurant have been cited for reasons including improper food temperature and storage.

Subway, located at 2525 Desales Ave., was given a score of 80 after a health inspection found staff lacking knowledge about food temperatures. A lid was found open, chip cases were on the floor and the sanitizer water in a triple sink was dirty.

The Golden Corral at 760 Battlefield Parkway in Georgia also received an 80 after an employee was found wearing the same gloves while conducting multiple tasks involving food and equipment. Foods were found to be cooling with tight-fitting lids and several wet wiping towels were left on the food prep counters.

A second Chattanooga restaurant, Mi Casita, located at 3029 Rossville Boulevard, got a score of 81 since the person in charge was lacking in food safety knowledge and food had to be discarded from a broken freezer. Multiple foods had been left uncovered and the carpet at the kitchen entrance was found to be excessively dirty.


The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action.

Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards. To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.

No failures reported for the week ending July 2, 2019:

80 Subway

2525 Desales Ave.; Reasons including staff not familiar with why food in reach in cooler is 65, food on case above 41 cases being turned up to avoid freezing food case was set on 43 so would not be able to keep food below 41, plus lid being left open. Sink by triple sink blocked by cart. Sanitizer water in triple sink water is soiled. Cases of chips left directly on floor.

80 Golden Corral

760 Battlefield Pkwy; Reasons including employee wearing gloves while conducting multiple tasks (sanitizing surfaces, opening equipment doors, setting cook timers, and handling prepped food containers) without removing soiled gloves, washing hands, and donning new gloves prior to handling containers of prepped food and restocking serving line. TCS foods that had been prepped at room temperature earlier this morning that were actively cooling with tight fitting lids. Several wet wiping towels being left out on food prep counters rather than inside of the sanitizer solution.

81 Mi Casita

3029 Rossville Blvd.; Reasons including PIC does not have sufficient food safety knowledge. Freezer out, disposed all perished foods in freezer. Baked beans were temping 51*F and were prepared day before. Low boy unit holding TCS foods 51-55*F. 3 pounds of raw beef were discarded. No date marking on any prepared TCS foods that are held overnight in facility. Multiple prepared foods left uncovered in lowboy unit and reach in cooler. Excessive grime build up on carpet at kitchen entrance.

89 The Garden Grille

311 Chestnut Street

93 Champy’s

526 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.

94 Southside Pizza

612 E Main Street

95 Haiku Hibachi

5318 Ringgold Road

95 St John’s Restaurant

1278 Market Street

96 American Wings II

2316 3rd Street

96 Subway

6510 Ringgold Road

97 Sushi Nabe Japanese Restaurant

110 River Street

97 Waffle House # 123

6513 Ringgold Road

97 Shoney’s #2257

2318 Shallowford Village Road

97 Steve’s Landing

1145 Poling Circle

98 Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

5621 Brainerd Road

98 Alleia’s

25 E. Main Street

98 Los Potros

9408 Apison Pike

98 The Big Table

118 Cross Street

99 Moss’s Place

709 Tunnel Blvd.

99 Mayo’s

3820 Brainerd Road

99 Taco Town

4812 Hixson Pike

100 Chattanooga Salad Company

7425 Commons Blvd.

100 Little Tokyo Express

4516 Hixson Pike

100 Hibachi & Wings

6933 Lee Highway

100 Wendy’s Hamburgers #367

6009 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road

100 Dominica’s Caribbean Kitchen

5450 Highway 153

100 China Rose

9203 Lee Highway

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