Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Dec. 7, 2021

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 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.

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73 Hunan Wok I

2201 E. 23rd Street

Reasons including active managerial control over foodborne illness risk factors not provided. Cross-contamination noted at cooler on cook-line. Raw foods in contact with ready-to-eat food products. Raw chicken prepared at prep sink with cooked foods present.Observed employee not properly sanitizing utensils. Outer openings not protected at back door. Live insect activity noted in kitchen area. Food products stored on floor in walk in cooler unit. Clean dishes stored on dirty surfaces. Some non food contact surfaces dirty. Dried food debris noted on clean dishes.

 

81 Buffet King

5230 Highway 153

Reasons including employee using bare hands to place cookies on banana pudding. Missing consumer advisory for sushi bar. Using chlorine in excess of 200 ppm. Chlorine level should be between 50-100 ppm. Inadequate ice under sushi roll plates for temperature control. Numerous foods uncovered in walk-in cooler. Food boxes stored on floor of walk-in cooler. Utensils stored in room temp standing water. Cooler gaskets in poor repair. 

 

88 Pickle Barrel

1012 Market Street

 

91 Pizza Hut 

4850 Highway 58

 

93 Amigo’s Hixson

5450 Highway 153 

 

94 1885 Grill

3914 St. Elmo Avenue

 

95 Rafael’s

3877 Hixson Pike

 

95 Golden Bowl Teriyaki

5517 Brainerd Road

 

95 Uncle Larry’s Restaurant

736 MLK Blvd. 

 

96 Texas Roadhouse

5362 Highway 153

 

96 Huddle House

9401 Reco Drive

 

97 Firebox Grill

7025 Shallowford Road

 

97 Burger King

6236 Lee Highway

 

97 Baskin Robbins

6990 East Brainerd Road

 

97 Jack’s Family Restaurant

4038 Dayton Blvd.

 

98 Polly Claire’s

6178 Adamson Circle

 

99 Hibachi Express

7401 East Brainerd Road

 

99 Pizza Hut

5920 Main Street

 

100 Griffin’s Footlong Hotdogs

847 E Main Street

 

100 Taco Bell

9341 Dayton Pike

 

100 Burger King

5605 Little Debbie Parkway

 

100 Wendy’s

4500 Highway 58 

 

100 Dixie BBQ

1530 Boy Scout Road

 

100 Five Guys Burgers & Fries

2020 Gunbarrel Road

 

100 Hardee’s

9201 Lee Highway

 

100 Crumbl 

5513 Highway 153

 

100 Jamaican Jerk Shack

6940 Lee Highway

 

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

 

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