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Food Service establishments inspected in February and March 2010
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The following are among the food service establishments inspected in February and March 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.

• Feb. 17
Ruby Tuesday
, 724 Northside Drive East Score: 85
Cover all food items when not in use. All potentially-hazardous cold food must be held at 41 degrees F or cooler. Inspector: Marlin Thomas.
• Feb. 19
Ruby Tuesday
, 724 Northside Drive East Score: 95 (Reinspection)
Repair light shields in cooler/freezer. Protect all single-service items. Clean floors under and around all equipment. Mop up all water in kitchen area. Inspector: Thomas.
• Feb. 18
Loco's Grill & Pub
, 91 Briarwood Lane Score: 80
All foods must be covered when not in use and in coolers/freezers. All potentially-hazardous cold foods must be held at 41 degrees F or below. All food items must be stored six inches off floor. All personal food items must have designated area separate from other food items. All scoops must have handles. Protect all single-service items. Clean floors under shelves in freezer/cooler. Clean lids covering breading in wing area. Clean gaskets in under-grill cooler. Clean inside toaster oven. Inspector: Thomas.
• Feb. 22
Loco's Grill & Pub
, 91 Briarwood Lane Score: 90 (Reinspection)
Cover all food items when not in use. All scoops must have handles - cup in sugar. Invert all plates when not in use. Protect all single-service items. Clean floors under shelves in dry goods area. Clean floors in beer cooler. Clean fryer in grill area. Clean oven under microwave inside and out. Inspector: Thomas.
• Feb. 24
Fire Cannon
, LLC, dba Firehouse Subs, 600 Brannen Street, Suite B Score: 93
Cover all food items when not in use. Do not store brownies near personal drinks. All cloths must be stored in sanitizing solution when not in use. Inspector: Thomas.
Pizza Hut, 129 South Main Street Score: 80
Need soap and hand towels at hand sink. Clean plates. Get thermometers in all coolers. Do not put food on floor. Do not put bags of ice on floor. Clean areas of kitchen where needed. Clean microwave. Signs of roaches and rodents observed. Inspector: Brad Wiggins.
• March 1
Pizza Hut
, 129 South Main Street Score: 90 (Reinspection)
Clean plates. Food preps cannot have fingernails that extend beyond fingertips. Clean floors where needed. Inspector: Wiggins.
• Feb. 24
Checkers Drive In
- StarrChex LLC, 701 Northside Drive East Score: 90
All drinks must have lid and straw. Shield all lights in grill area. Seal bottom of door to prevent bug intrusion. Inspector: Thomas.
• Feb. 25
Mr. Omelette
, 503 Northside Drive Score: 87
Employee handling cooked toast with bare hands. Store clean utensils' handles facing the same way. Employee noted touching clothing and working with food without changing gloves. Seal any bare wood. Must have all non-porous surfaces. Clean walls around cooler. Very clean. Watch handling procedures. Inspector: Misty McKanna.
• March 1
Mr. Omelette
, 503 Northside Drive Score: 88 (Reinspection)
Food found stored past disposal date marked - shredded cheese. Observed cook with no hair restraint. No copy of latest inspection report. Seal/paint bare wood in cooler and cabinets. Repair metal flashing on floor around cook area. Clean wall behind storage cabinet next to walk-in cooler door. Clean floor in walk-in cooler. Observed tools and first aid items improperly stored. Firm is in the process of fixing maintenance issues. Inspector: McKanna.
• Feb. 26
Papa's Pizza To Go
, 812 A Highway 80 East Score: 91
Get paper towels at all hand sinks. Improper thawing of chicken in sink. Improper scoop in bacon bits. Inspector: Thomas.
GSU Oasis Juice Bar, GSU RAC Score: 95
Put correct discard labels on food items. Clean shelves under smoothie area. Inspector: Thomas.
Subway #18965, 12399 Highway 301 South Score: 96
Do not store dishes in 2-compartment sink. Improper scoop in cheese. All scoops must have handles. Inspector: Thomas.
• March 2
McDonald's Archway, 810 Arch Way Score: 85
No eating allowed in kitchen. Cover food in freezer. Do not work with food in 3-compartment sink. Do not put cloths on food items. Post most recent score within 15 feet of front door. Post choking poster in dining room. Post hand-washing sign at hand sink. Post inspection at drive-through window. Do not store ice scoop in falling ice maker. Get hot water at hand sink. Inspector: Wiggins.
• March 4
McDonald's Archway
, 810 Arch Way Score: 91 (Reinspection)
Clean ice scoop. Persons preparing drinks should not touch the lip of cups. Person observed grabbing to-go cups by the mouthpiece. Post hand-washing sign at hand sink. Inspector: Wiggins.
• March 3
The Pita Pit
, 609 Brannen Street, Suite 1 Score: 98
No copy of latest inspection report. Single-use gloves not changed as often as needed; corrected on-site. Great job. Very clean. Inspector: McKanna.
• March 4
Moe's Southwest Grill
, 608 Brannen Street Score: 90
Employee drinks must have lid and straw. Clean out inside of steamers. Protect all single-service items. Cutting board worn and deeply grooved; may need to be replaced. Clean floors behind equipment in grill area. Inspector: Thomas.
Snack Shack, 28 Statesboro Mall Score: 90
Clean ice machine. Store raw meats/eggs below other items in cooler. Dip wells must be kept on for scoops. Clean refrigerator shelf. Clean toilet. Inspector: Wiggins.
• March 5
Hardee's
, 612 Northside Drive East Score: 93
Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Repair walls, floors and ceilings where needed. Observed dead insect in the storage room. Very clean. Good job. Inspector: McKanna.
• March 8
J.D.'s Pit Stop
, 201 West Main Street Score: 74
Food cannot be prepared at people's homes and brought in for service. Cold foods must be held at 41 degrees F or cooler. Hot foods must be held at 135 degrees F or warmer. Cooks must have hats or hair nets. Shelves must be made of non-porous materials. Clean walls behind fryers. Seal bottoms of doorways into facility. Food not prepared in facility cannot be served. Inspector: Wiggins.
• March 10
J.D.'s Pit Stop
, 201 West Main Street Score: 97 (Reinspection)
Change gloves when needed. Do not wash gloves. Shelves must be made of non-porous materials. Inspector: Wiggins.
Rusty Tavern/Orient Express, 15 University Plaza Score: 91
Personal beverages noted in unapproved containers over prep area; corrected on-site. Observed foods packaged in firm without dates or labels. Clean freezer bottom, outside of trays and sinks. Good job. Inspector: McKanna.
Barberitos, 1100 Brampton Avenue Score: 97
Observed bulk storage containers without labels in dry storage; corrected on-site. Very clean. Wonderful job. Inspector: McKanna.
• March 11
Baymont Inns & Suites
, 425 South Main Street Score: 93
Working containers of food removed from original container not identified by common name. Observed single-service articles handled, displayed or dispensed in a manner that allows for contamination. Observed plastic bowl with pitted interior. Observed build-up on fan and shelves. Inspector: McKanna.
Seasons of Japan, 715 Northside Drive East Suite 8 Score: 91
Foods must be held at proper temperature. When using time as a public health control, food must be marked with 4-hour discard time. Inspector: Wiggins.
El Sombrero #14, 879 Buckhead Drive Score: 95
Improper storage of eggs in the walk-in cooler; corrected on-site. Single-use gloves not changed as needed after changing tasks or when damaged or soiled. Wonderfully clean. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
• March 12
Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins
, 606 Fair Road Score: 98
Keep dip wells on. Repair/re-cover walk-in freezer and refrigerator floor. Inspector: Wiggins.
• March 15
Bourbon Grill & More
, 10 Statesboro Mall Score: 92
Personal drinks must be stored away from food, utensils and prep areas; corrected on-site. Knives in rack have a build-up of food debris; corrected on-site. Very clean. Good job. Inspector: McKanna.
• March 16
Chinese Kitchen
, 456 South Main Street Score: 85
Personal beverages located around prep area; corrected on-site. No soap or hand-drying device at prep room hand sink. Pans sitting in hand sink; corrected on-site. Meat in pans in prep room uncovered. Improperly wrapped meat in freezer; leaving exposed portions. Food storage pans have cracks and torn sides. Repair damaged walls and rust-damaged part of hand sink in restroom. Repair rusted shelves in prep room. Door from prep room to outside is open with an improper sealed screen door. Inspector: McKanna.
• March 19
Chinese Kitchen
, 456 South Main Street Score: 97 (Reinspection)
Food storage pans have cracks and torn sides. Clean/defrost reach-in freezer. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
• March 17
Dragon Chen Restaurant
, 600 Northside Drive East, Suite E Score: 90
Clean food scoops. Get thermometers in all coolers. Seal wood in walk-in cooler. Clean food containers. Clean shelves in walk-in. Clean freezer bottoms. Clean toilets. Clean vents in hood. Inspector: Wiggins.
Krystal, 781 Brannen Street Score: 87
Clean Coke cap dispensers. Do not store toxic materials around food. No hand/arm jewelry allowed on food preps. Hair must be restrained. Protect all single-service articles. Do not touch mouthpiece of cup when preparing drinks. Replace pots that cannot be cleaned or are damaged. Inspector: Wiggins.
• March 19
Krystal
, 781 Brannen Street Score: 92 (Reinspection)
Get hand towels. Clean slicer. Inspector: Wiggins.
• March 18
El Sombrero #4
, 406 Fair Road Score: 94
Hand-wash sink lacking proper hand-drying provisions. Clean walk-in cooler shelves under beside entrance to meat section. Repair or replace rusted shelves in refrigerator beside prep table. Clean vent fan in ladies' restroom. Great job. Very clean. Inspector: McKanna.
Domino's, 17 College Plaza Score: 97
Clean sink. Clean toilets. Repair and repaint walls. Inspector: Wiggins.
• March 22
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
, 1602 Statesboro Place Score: 85
Cover all food in coolers. Clean chopper. Clean slicer. Discard foods past expiration date - 3/17/10. Do not put food on floor. No hand/arm jewelry allowed aside from plain wedding band. Post choking poster in dining room. Clean cooler shelves. Clean freezer bottoms. Repair leak. Inspector: Wiggins.
• March 24
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q
, 1602 Statesboro Place Score: 90 Reinspection)
Do not put food on floor. Keep scoop handle out of ice. Clean freezer bottoms. Clean cooler shelves. Repair leak. Inspector: Wiggins.
Chili's, 435 Commerce Drive Score: 94
Store food in prep areas and cooler covered between use; corrected on-site. Air-dry items completely before stacking. Replace or resurface cutting boards that are heavily-grooved. Remove broken bins/lids. Great job. Inspector: McKanna.
Sugar Magnolia Bakery, 106 Savannah Avenue, Suite C Score: 97
Cleaned and sanitized equipment, utensils, linens or single-service items not properly stored. Clean curtain in kitchen, repair pitted wall's surface beside hand sink/prep cooler. Fantastic job. Inspector: McKanna.
- compiled by Rheneta A. Washington Ward