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Restaurant Inspections
Restaurant Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in August 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 and select Bulloch County.

Aug. 2

➤ Chili's, 435 Commerce Drive  

▲ Score: 74

Rotten onion in storage area. Corrected on-site; discarded. Uncovered bell peppers in walk-in cooler; corrected on-site. Need thermometers inside all coolers/freezers. Wet cloth on prep top cutting board. Should be stored in sanitizer in between uses. To-go boxes in back storage room not in plastic sleeves. Food debris on floor in walk-in freezer. Food debris on floor on cook line. Grease/debris accumulation on/between/behind equipment on line. Clean areas thoroughly. Observed several flies throughout the kitchen. Inspector: Rebecca Clifton.

➤ New Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, 100 Brampton Avenue Suite 1A  

▲ Score: 94

A lot of food needs to be properly labeled and date-marked. Observed containers being used for food items that are original containers for a different food item/type. Cutting boards are badly severed and need to be replaced to prevent bacteria food contamination. Inspector: LaRon Randall.

➤ Southern Billiards & Burgers/Cowboys, 200 Lanier Drive  

▲ Score: 81

Observed molded butter in prep cooler. Corrected on-site; food discarded. Observed organic matter build-up on soda nozzles behind bar. Clean food contact surfaces. Inspector will return within 72 hours. Observed salad dressings, butter and syrup past manufacturer-marked date. Observed bottle pourers stored in hand sink. Observed sponge stored in hand sink. Observed build-up of grease on vent hood. Inspector: Laura Moore.

➤ The Clubhouse Family Entertainment Center/Spikes Sports Grill, 2704 Old Register Road  

▲ Score: 81

Observed a fly within the cold-holding area laying/resting on sliced turkey sandwich meat. Corrected on-site; discarded immediately. Observed chili and BBQ sauce within cold-holding/fridge past 7-day period of being prepped. Corrected on-site. Observed badly severed cutting boards that need to be replaced to prevent contamination of food from bacteria. Observed an abundance of flies throughout the entire kitchen. Inspector: Randall.

Aug. 8

➤ Loc's Chicken & Waffles, 480 Northside Drive  

▲ Score: 95

Observed hand sink not supplied with paper towels for hand-drying. Observed seal on cooler at servers' bar not intact. Observed grease and food debris in the bottom of small oven.  Inspector: Moore.

➤ Seasons Of Japan, 715 Northside Drive East Suite 8  

▲ Score: 94

Observed shrimp and shrimp sauce in cooler without proper date-marking and time stamp. Observed debris in the bottom of walk-in freezer. Inspector: Moore.

➤ Vera's Kitchen and Catering, 2390 Northside Drive West  

▲ Score: 73

Observed hand-washing sink without soap. Observed a rotten tomato in the fridge; discarded immediately. Dishwasher wasn't properly sanitizing the dishes. The 3-compartment sink is being utilized until follow-up. Observed pink organic matter in ice machine. Clean thoroughly. Observed dirty utensils stored with clean utensils. Observed foods that have been opened and unboxed that need to be properly labeled with common name and properly dated with 7-day period. Observed spoiled milk in fridge. Corrected on-site; discarded immediately. Clean hoods and fryer of grease encrustation. Inspector: Randall.

Reinspection score: 89 (Aug. 12)

Observed ribs and rice in hot-hold not reaching the proper temperatures. Corrected on-site; told certified food safety manager how to properly heat food to store in hot-hold. Observed wet-stacking. Observed trash bin under hand-washing sink without trash bag. Inspector: Randall.

➤ Zaxby's, 502 Fair Road  

▲ Score: 94

Observed wet-stacking of dishes. Space dishes out to properly dry. Observed food debris in bottom of fridge; clean and wipe thoroughly. Observed personal orange juice bottle in cooler with restaurant food items. Inspector: Randall.

Aug. 9

➤ Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, 100 Brampton Avenue  

▲ Score: 92

Observed hand sink not properly supplied with hand soap. Corrected on-site; soap was placed at hand sink. Observed organic matter in soda dispenser, ice dispenser and in ice machine on guard. Clean food contact surfaces. Observed organic matter in/on tea urn nozzles. Clean food contact surface. Will return within 72 hours. Inspector: Moore.

➤ The Gardens Of Southern Manor, 625 Gentilly Road  

▲ Score: 94

Observed food debris on can opener blade. Observed food debris in top of microwave. Observed cooking pans stored under counter with food debris on cooking surface. Observed food debris on storage shelves in kitchen. Clean food contact surfaces. Will return within 72 hours. Observed personal drink stored on shelf with other foods in reach-in cooler. Employees instructed to use designated areas for food and drink. Inspector: Moore.

➤ Uncle Shug's On Main, 434 South Main Street  

▲ Score: 83

Observed opened chicken outside of original container not labeled with common name or date-marking. Observed sauces in fridge without proper labels. Observed walk-in cooler missing thermometers. Observed mop sitting in dirty water and not being hung to dry. Missing test strips/damaged test strips noted. Observed multiple on-food contact surfaces that needed to be cleaned: walk-in cooler, fryers, fridge and hot-hold. Flies in kitchen. Inspector: Randall.

➤ Willow Pond Assisted Living, 4344 Country Club Road  

▲ Score: 96

Observed food items missing common name labels and markings. Observed condensation dripping from ceiling vent. Spoke with maintenance to fix. Inspector: Randall.

➤ Yolo Foods, dba Wild Wing Cafe, 52 Aspen Heights Drive  

▲ Score: 78

Observed a hand-washing sink blocked with clothes. Observed dirty drink nozzles. Observed a cold-holding unit to be out of order and not functioning properly. All foods were discarded immediately. Observed utensils being kept in stagnant water. Observed wet-stacking of dishes. Observed dirty prep cutting boards; need to wipe and sanitize after use. Also needs replacement. Observed flies in kitchen area. Inspector: Randall.

— compiled by Rheneta A. Washington Ward

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