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The Score Card: Tucker Restaurant Inspections

Know before you go: How Tucker restaurants scored in recent health department inspections.

Here are the results of recent inspections of Tucker restaurants and a summary of what the inspectors reported. To see more reports, go to the DeKalb County Board of Health website.

JULY 1

Name and location: Hibachi Express, 3905 LaVista Rd., Suite B

Score: 99/A

Previous scores: No previous scores listed.

Violations cited: Garbage was not properly disposed and toilet facilities were not properly constructed, supplied and cleaned.

JUNE 30

Name and location: Folks, 4286 LaVista Rd.

Score: 87/B

Previous scores: 91/A on Jan. 5, 2011 and 92/A on Jan. 17, 2010.

Violations cited: There was not a proper cold holding temperature, non-food contact surfaces were not cleaned and there was not adequate ventilation and lighting.

Name and location: Old Hickory House, 2202 Northlake Parkway.

Score: 82/B

Previous scores: 86/B on Sept. 22, 2010 and 91/A on Aug. 20, 2010.

Violations cited: Food did not receive proper cooling time and was not at the right temperature. Food contact and non-food contact surfaces were not properly cleaned and sanitized.

JUNE 29

Name and location: Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins

Score: 94/A

Previous scores: 92/A on Feb. 26, 2010 and 94/A on Feb. 19, 2009.

Violations cited: The person in charge did not demonstrate full knowledge of regulations and duties; food and non-food contact surfaces were not properly constructed or effectively cleanable.

Name and location: Starbucks Coffee Co. #8243, 3983 LaVista Rd., Suite 113.

Score: 99/A

Previous scores: 91/A on Feb. 26, 2010.

Violations cited: Permit, inspections, hand washing and choking poster were not properly posted.

JUNE 24

Name and location: Moe's Southwest Grill, 4030 LaVista Rd., Suite-C.

Score: 91/A 

Previous scores: 90/A on Jul. 16, 2010 and 88/B on Jan. 25, 2010.

Violations cited: Food was not properly labeled and there was not adequate water pressure to provide both hot and cold water.

Name and location: South Beach Bistro & Lounge

Score: 70/D

Previous scores: 88/B on Dec. 3, 2010 and 73/C on March 26, 2010.

Violations cited: Insects, rodents and animals were present. Lack of adequate hand washing facilities, food was not properly separated and protected, food contact surfaces were not cleaned and sanitized.

JUNE 22

Name and location: Cafe 267, 4450 Hugh Howell Rd., Suite 10

Score: 87/B

Previous scores: 96/A on Jan. 21, 2011

Violations Cited: Food contact surfaces were not properly cleaned and sanitized; food was not in optimal condition.

JUNE 17

Name and location: Johnny's Kitchen, 4437 Cowan Rd.

Score: 100/A

Previous scores: Previous scores not listed.

Violations cited: No violations cited.

JUNE 10

Name and location: Bentley Square, 3884 LaVista Rd.

Score: 100/A

Previous scores: 86/B on Nov. 19, 2010

Violations cited: No violations cited.

Name and location: Little Caesars, 3201 Tucker Norcross Rd., Suite A-3.

Score: 94/A

Previous scores: 83/B on June 21, 2010 and 90/A on Dec. 18, 2009.

Violations cited: Insects, rodents and animals were present; food was not properly labeled.

JUNE 8

Name and location: Mi Taco Mexican Taqueria, 3201 Tucker Norcross Rd., Suite D-8.

Score: 80/B

Previous scores: 82/B on May 26, 2010

Violations cited: Lack of proper hot and cold holding temperatures, food contact surfaces were not properly cleaned and sanitized and there were not adequate hand washing facilities.

JUNE 7

Name and location: Carvel Ice Cream, 3983 Lavista Rd., Suite 121-C

Score: 93/A

Previous scores: 94/A on Feb. 24, 2010

Violations cited: Toxic substances were not properly stored and identified. Plumbing and toilette facilities were not properly constructed, supplied and cleaned.

Richard James July 09, 2011 at 10:13 PM
Some of these are a little scary!
Jennifer Burrell July 10, 2011 at 12:18 AM
Yes, some of them are pretty scary. Sometimes my friends laugh (or cringe), but I never eat at restaurants that have an unacceptable sanitation score. It's important to read the reasons for the score, and not just the number.
Stephanie Train July 13, 2011 at 11:17 AM
Insects...check. Rodents...check. Animals. Animals? :)
Jeanie Christian August 01, 2011 at 11:03 AM
I wonder what facilites not properly constructed means. :)

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