The following are among the food service establishments inspected in November and December by the Bulloch County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. All eating establishments are located in Statesboro, except where noted. To view all restaurant scores, visit www.bullochhealthdepartment.com.
Charlie Fried Chicken, 4 University Plaza Score: 99 (New)
Clean bottom of cooler. Inspector: Marlin Thomas.
Joseph's Home for Boys, 3400 Cypress Lake Road Score: 90
Inside of ice machine has slimy film present; needs cleaning. Keep bags tightly sealed that hold items in cabinets. Protect single-use items in storage. Clean inside of microwave. Inspector: Jud Street.
Pineland Bulloch Adult Day Services/New Beginnings, 515 Denmark Street Suite 1800 Score: 96
Cover all food items when not in use. Inspector: Thomas.
Baymont Inns & Suites, 425 South Main Street Score: 85
Soap and hand towels needed at hand sink. Do not block hand sink. Do not store cream/milk/orange juice in coolers on unclean surface. Store raw meats/eggs below other items in cooler. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Bugs observed in dish machine. Inspector: Brad Wiggins.
Baymont Inns & Suites, 425 South Main Street Score: 99 (Reinspection)
Repair floor. Inspector: Wiggins.
Locos Grill & Pub, 91 Briarwood Lane Score: 93
Observed employee with no hair restraint; corrected on-site. Single-service items not stored covered. Firm has ordered a shelf to prevent these violations. Mildew around ice maker, corrected on-site. Repair any broken handles and marred surfaces. Clean ceiling and vents. Great job. Detailed cleaning routines. Inspector: Misty McKanna.
Shoney's, 222 South Main Street Score: 85
In walk-in cooler some foods at 50 degrees F. Coils dirty on unit; will clean and recheck. Cannot reuse milk jugs and label all bulk containers. Discard damaged utensils. Repair damaged floors/walls/ceiling. Inspector: Street.
Statesboro Inn, 106 South Main Street Score: 64
After coughing in hand, cooks must wash. No bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Cover all personal drinks in kitchen. Get hand towels at hand sink. Cover all food items. Clean can opener. Clean ice machine. Clean utensils. Dish machine must sanitize. Do not use until repaired. All ready-to-eat potentially-hazardous food items must have 7-day discard date. Get thermometers in all coolers. Do not store ice in 3-compartment sink. Do not store equipment in food sink. Do not store clothes on food prep counter. Store food off of floor. No hand/arm jewelry on food preps allowed aside from plain wedding band. All cloths must be stored in sanitizer or dirty towel container. Remove or repair any pitted or damaged utensils/equipment. Clean cooler and freezer bottoms, microwave, toaster oven, shelves, food containers. Repair plumbing; leak present. Clean and repair all walls, floors, ceilings. Multiple dead roaches found. Inspector: Wiggins.
Statesboro Inn, 106 South Main Street Score: 72 (Reinspection)
Get hand towels at hand sink. Clean can opener. Clean utensils. Dish machine must sanitize. Do not use until repaired. All ready-to-eat potentially-hazardous food items must have 7-day discard date. Remove or repair any pitted or damaged utensils/equipment. Clean food containers. Clean food cart. Repair plumbing; leak present. Clean and repair floors where needed. Roaches found. Inspector: Wiggins.
Country Corner Cafe, 115 Stilson Road, Brooklet Score: 92
Need new thermometer in reach-in unit. Keep food off floor in walk-in cooler. Need hair restraints. Store wiping cloths in sanitizer between uses. Clean floors where needed. Inspector: Street.
Scoops, 721 South Main Street Score: 95
Soiled areas noted on the inside of some blender lids; corrected on-site. Stack of Styrofoam® cups noted without protective cover. Excellent job. Firm is extremely clean. Inspector: McKanna.
Arby's, 622 Fair Road Score: 77
Clean slicers and choppers. Cooler must hold food at 41 degrees F or less. Applicable foods must be date marked with 7-day discard date. Get thermometers in all coolers. Repair cooler door. Repair faucet handle at hand sink. Fix ceiling where needed. Clean floor where needed. Food discarded. Thermometer calibrated on-site at 32 degrees F. Inspector: Wiggins.
Arby's, 622 Fair Road Score: 97 (Reinspection)
Keep cups level with counter line or keep in plastic sleeves. Repair cooler door. Inspector: Wiggins.
Lily's Cafe, 40 East Main Street Score: 80
Must have paper towels at hand sink. All food items must be covered when not in use. All potentially-hazardous food items held over 24 hours must have 7-day discard date. All toxic materials must be stored in appropriate containers to prevent food contamination. Personal food items must be stored separate from other food items. Bottom of cooler must be smooth and easily cleanable and free of rust. Clean out cooler in rear dish area. Inspector: Thomas.
Lily's Cafe, 40 East Main Street Score: 90 (Reinspection)
Cooks cannot have bare-hand contact with ready-to-eat food items (cheese, toast and chicken breasts). All scoops must have handles (scoop in flour). Inspector: Thomas.
Uncle Shug's, 12399 Highway 301 South Suite A Score: 94
Keep raw meats stored below ready-to-eat foods. Wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer. Keep utensils stored properly. Clean floors where needed. Inspector: Street.
Ocean Galley Seafood, 503 Northside Drive Score: 95
Store wiping cloths in sanitizing solution between uses. Repair floor where needed. Inspector: Street.
Bulloch County Correctional Institute, Highway 301 North Score: 93
Need thermometer in cooler. Food on floor in freezer. Inspector: Street.
Southeast Bulloch Middle School, 9124 Brooklet-Denmark Highway, Brooklet Score: 100
Extremely clean and organized. Superb job. Inspector: McKanna.
Subway #28916, 400 Parker Avenue Suite 200, Brooklet Score: 99
Clean food debris from around computer/register area. Super job. Very clean and organized. Inspector: McKanna.
Barberitos, 1100 Brampton Avenue Score: 91
Cleaner spray bottles are missing labels; corrected on-site. Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses; corrected on-site. No hand-washing sign provided at a hand-sink used by food employees; corrected on-site. Clean bottom of drain strainers, outer housing of processor, under register and thermometer/lighter bin. Overall, very clean and organized. Good food-handling procedures. Inspector: McKanna.
Books-a-Million/Joe Muggs, 343 Henry Boulevard Score: 92
Get soap at all hand sinks. Keep dirty rags stored in sanitizer solution. Post most recent inspection within 15 feet of front door; do not post behind counter. Inspector: Wiggins.
Bruce's Restaurant, 8741 Highway 301 South Score: 97
Clean fryer hood filters. Repair damaged floors, surfaces, doors. Fantastic job. Great handling and cleaning routines. Inspector: McKanna.
Smithfield Golf, LLC, 743 Georgia Highway 46 Score: 96
Protect single-use items in storage — cup tops. Clean cooler coil on refrigeration unit. Fix walls and floor where needed. Inspector: Street.
compiled by Rheneta A. Washington Ward