The following are among the food service establishments inspected in November 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.
Chow Time, 410 Northside Drive Score: 80
Cover all personal drinks. Do not keep personal drinks in coolers stored above food. Get soap at all hand sinks. Cover all foods. There are four ways to thaw: during cooking process, in cooler, in microwave or submersed in cool running water. Store raw meats below other items in cooler. Repaint/seal any wood in the kitchen that is not sealed. Seal doors to prevent flies from coming in. Rid kitchen of flies. Inspector: Brad Wiggins.
Chow Time, 410 Northside Drive Score: 90 (Reinspection)
Must use gloves when handling ready-to-eat foods. Keep cups in plastic sleeves. Inspector: Wiggins.
Kentucky Fried Chicken at Buckhead, 898 Buckhead Drive Score: 91
Cooler must hold foods at 41 degrees F or less. Do not use cooler up front until 41 degrees F temperature is maintained. Very clean. Good job. Inspector: Wiggins.
Longhorn's of Statesboro, 719 Northside Drive Score: 92
Keep all food items covered. Dish machine must sanitize. Clean slicer. Clean shelves in cooler. Clean walk-in freezer floor. Use 3-compartment sink to wash dishes until dish machine is fixed. Inspector: Wiggins.
Pizza Hut #316228, 860 Buckhead Drive Score: 86
Clean can opener. Cold foods must be held at 41 degrees F or cooler. Clean coolers and shelves where needed. Inspector: Wiggins.
Pizza Hut #316228, 860 Buckhead Drive Score: 98 (Reinspection)
Clean coolers and shelves where needed. Inspector: Wiggins.
Subway #11391, 860 Buckhead Drive Score: 99
Keep personal items stored away from prep areas; corrected on-site. Fantastic job. Inspector: Misty McKanna.
Quizno's, 721 South Main Street Score: 94
Wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer; corrected on-site. No hand-washing sign provided at a hand sink in restrooms. Personal items stored near food; corrected on-site. Fantastic job. Very clean. Inspector: McKanna.
Ralph's Diner, 611 Northside Drive West Score: 93
Clean baffle inside ice maker. Employee’s personal items stored around food in dry storage. Extremely clean. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
Subway #18965, 12399 Highway 301 South Score: 94
Sanitizer not at proper strength in 3-compartment sink. Clean inside of microwave. Inspector: Jud Street.
Waffle House #910, 446 South Main Street Score: 92
Store meat in cooler wrapped and in approved containers. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Counter above hand-wash sink is pitted — food debris present. No proper chemical test kit provided for measuring the concentration of the sanitizer solution used for wiping cloths. Clean walk-in cooler racks. Clean or remove broken waffle irons from back room. Clean under dish machine. Inappropriate storage of non-food items noted. Inspector: McKanna.
Captain D's Restaurant, 304 South Main Street Score: 90
No toxic materials (paints) allowed in kitchen area. Defrost freezer. Paint shelves in dry storage. Repair cooler door. Clean cooler bottoms and shelves. Clean walls and floor where needed. Replace broken tiles. Shield lights. Inspector: Wiggins.
Chops on Main, 26 West Main Street Score: 90
Must have paper towels at hand sink. Cover all food items when not in use. All scoops must have handles. Replace/resurface cutting boards; must be smooth and easily cleanable. Inspector: Marlin Thomas.
Ocean Galley Seafood, 503 Northside Drive East Score: 89
Food preparer handled raw fish with gloves and did not change or wash hands before doing other duties — handling plates and cooked food. Repair and clean floors where needed. Clean vent covers. Inspector: Street.
Starbucks Coffee Company #13435, 714 Northside Drive East Score: 97
Get choking poster in dining area. Do not store cups past dispenser top. Clean floors. Inspector: Wiggins.
The Daily Grind, 124 Savannah Avenue Score: 92
All personal drinks must have lid and straw. Seal all food items tightly when not in use. Inspector: Thomas.
Uncle Shug's, 12399 Highway 301 South Suite A Score: 86
Clean potato slicer and utensils in bins; utensils are dirty and stored in dirty bins. Store eggs below ready-to-eat foods — cabbage slaw. Do not store unapproved items in freezer — deer head. Do not use prep sink for hand washing. Store ice scoop with handle out of ice. Need test strips. Shelves in walk-in cooler need cleaning. Floors need cleaning in areas. Inspector: Street.
Uncle Shug's, 12399 Highway 301 South Suite A Score: 88 (Reinspection)
Clean potato slicer. Unapproved items stored in freezer. Need test strips. Inspector: Street.
Coconut Thai Cuisine, 7 College Plaza Score: 87
Cover all food items when in storage. Cover all food items when not in use. Improper thawing. Food items must be thawed one of four ways: in cooler, in microwave, under cool running water or during cooking process. Wiping cloths must be stored in sanitizing solution or dirty towel container when not in use. All scoops must have handles. In-use utensils must be stored handle-up out of food product. Clean floors under and around equipment. Inspector: Thomas.
Coconut Thai Cuisine, 7 College Plaza Score: 93 (Reinspection)
Get internal thermometers in all coolers/freezers. Do not store bowls in noodles. Cutting boards must be smooth and easily cleanable. Inspector: Thomas.
Emma's, 455 Commerce Drive Score: 90
Unwrapped product noted in freezer. Raw product stored over ready-to-eat product on rolling cart; corrected on-site. Salad bar/buffet plates/bowls not properly protected or inverted to prevent contamination. Clean items not stored inverted on wire shelving; corrected on-site. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Pitted spatulas and utensils noted. Clean bottom of dish cabinet by fryers. Clean fryer filters/drains. Clean shelving and catch pans by mixers. Store personal clothing, tools and equipment away from prep areas, dish storage or dry food storage. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
Starbucks at Georgia Southern, 1 Georgia Avenue Score: 98
Keep cups in plastic sleeves. Inspector: Wiggins.
Thee Bar B Q Place, 20860 Highway 301 North Score: 94
Observed personal beverages on prep surfaces. Great job! Building is looking much better! Inspector: McKanna.
Westwood Nursing Center, 101 Stockyard Road Score: 92
Keep hand towels at all hand sinks. Need test strips for quats. Inspector: Street.
Zaxby's, 502 Fair Road Score: 95
Keep thermometers visible in all coolers. Fix floor where needed. Inspector: Street.
Papa's Pizza To Go, 812 A Highway 80 East Score: 80
No certified food manager for establishment. Personal beverages noted above and next to food/equipment/containers. Food build-up noted on utensil bins. Observed equipment and utensils not washed, rinsed and sanitized in the correct order in 3-compartment sink. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Rusted shelving, missing vent hood parts, broken door hinges, broken door handles and burned pans noted. No proper chemical test kit provided for measuring the concentration of the sanitizer solution used for wiping cloths. Observed equipment rinsed in hand-wash sink. Catch pans under spices, outer mixer housing and equipment pieces in dry storage are dirty. Personal items noted around food and containers in dry storage. Inspector: McKanna.
Papa's Pizza To Go, 812 A Highway 80 East Score: 80 (Reinspection)
No certified food manager for establishment. Clean utensils stored in dirty containers. Build up on cutting board. Rusted shelving and pitted equipment noted. Cracked bins noted. Gap under exterior door noted. Inspector: McKanna.