June 13, 2024


The Food community

Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Mar. 9, 2021

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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.


73 Jacks

3530 Cummings Highway

Reasons including adequate active managerial control not provided at time of inspection. Adequate hand-washing not observed during inspection. Adequate cleaning/sanitizing frequency not provided for food and non-food contact surfaces. Build up of food debris noted on kitchen equipment throughout establishment. Eggs holding in ice bath on cookline at 52*F. Must be 41*F or below. Uncovered/unprotected food items in walk in cooler. Soiled wiping cloths not properly stored in dry storage area. Clean dishes stacked wet. Dried food debris noted on clean dishes. Floors dirty behind/underneath equipment. 


81 Mexiville Mexican Restaurant

103 Cherokee Blvd.

Reasons including raw fish stored on a plate above ready-to-eat foods in lowboy cooler. No sanitizer in dish machine. Multiple foods with no date mark in walk-in cooler. Frozen fish thawing at room temperature. Active insects found in dish machine area. Inside of ice machine dirty.


81 Rafael’s Italian Restaurant

7859 Nashville Street, Ringgold, Ga.

Reasons including pizza oven conveyer belt with heavy food debris build-up. Observed heavy food debris build-up on top of the pizza oven as well with dishes stored as clean being stored on top of food debris. Several TCS foods in walk-in cooler that were being kept past the 7 day date mark on the containers. Food service employee preparing food without wearing a hair restraint. Heavy grease accumulation on hoods vents and the vent covers in the walk-in cooler. Live roaches in parts of the kitchen. 


86 Wendy’s

3700 Cummings Highway


87 Beef O’brady’s

5958 Snow Hill Road


87 Biba’s Italian

5918 Hixson Pike


90 American Wings

4011 Brainerd Road


93 Hermans Soul Food & Catering

3821 Brainerd Road


94 Hardee’s

7961 East Brainerd Road


95 The Big Chill and Grill

103 Cherokee Blvd.


96 McDonald’s

2017 Gunbarrel Road


96 Papa John’s

5210 Brainerd Road 


97 Carrabba’s

2040 Hamilton Place Blvd.


97 Dominos Pizza

4155 Ringgold Road


98 Subway

3127 Broad Street


98 Sequoyah Cafe

2000 Sequoyah Access Road


98 Crust Pizza

3211 S. Broad Street


99 Track End Restaurant

3435 Amnicola Highway


99 O’ Charley’s

2340 Shallowford Village Drive


99 Abuelos Mexican Food Embassy

2102 Hamilton Place Blvd.


100 Subway

10157 Dayton Pike


100 Zaxby’s

9347 Springfield Road


— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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