The Newnan Times-Herald

Restaurant Inspections

Restaurant Inspections


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jul. 24, 2018 - 7:19 AM

Restaurant Inspections

The Newnan Times-Herald

The Coweta Board of Environmental Health inspects all Coweta restaurants, schools and businesses that serve food several times each year.

Food inspections can be conducted during any hours of operation or whenever food is being prepped in the permitted establishment. Inspections are made at varying times to ensure that the food service rules and regulations are being followed. Some establishments have hours after 5 p.m. Therefore, inspections will be conducted when risk factors can be observed for compliance. Inspectors wear hairnets during checks to protect the food, which is also a requirement for those working around open food.

Using a 41-category checklist, an environmental health specialist checks compliance in safe handling of food, proper disposal of garbage, and other areas.

Arby’s, 947 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan – was inspected on May 10 and received a score of 97-A. Inspector’s comments: Cups overstocked in drive-thru area and cups in front food service area stored without sleeve exposing lip area. New violation. Broom and dust plan stored in kitchen area near slicer. New violation.

Arby’s, 65 Bullsboro Dr.,  Newnan – was inspected on May 17 and received a score of 95-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed dried tomato peel on slicer stored on clean dish rack. Returned to three compartment sink to properly wash, rinse and sanitize during inspection. Observed date mark stickers on clean food storage bins on drying rack. New violation.

Benton House of Newnan Lakes, 25 Newnan Lakes, Newnan – was inspected on May 10 and received a score of 91-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed ready-to-eat chicken and sausage stored beside raw turkey, bacon and ground beef on the bottom shelf of the two-door reach-in cooler. Items were rearranged during the inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Country Inn & Suites, 1125 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E, Newnan – was inspected on May 16 and received a score of 86-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed food service employees without hair restraints, but their hair is pulled back so they were allowed to continue working until restraints are provided. New violation.  Observed serving utensils for buffet foods hot held left on a spoon rest in front of the hot hold units. New Violation.

Dixie Dogz Mobile Cafe, 1904 Elders MIll Rd., Senoia – was inspected on May 11 and received a score of 100-A.

Dunkin Donuts, 1010 E Hwy 34, Ste. 101, Newnan –  was inspected on May 17 and received a score of 84-B. Inspector’s comments: Employee purse and jacket stored on rack with clean food bins. New violation. Observed baskets with dried frosting stored with clean baskets on dish rack by three compartment sink. Baskets returned to dish area to be washed, rinsed and sanitized during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Jersey Mike’s Subs, 90 Glenda Trc.,  Ste. O, Newnan – was inspected on May 16 and received a score of 92-A. Inspector’s comments: Buildup on can opener. New violation. Observed large bags of open sugar and cornmeal rolled down. Food items are to be sealed after opening. New violation.

JR’s BBQ, 2421 Corinth Rd., Newnan –  was inspected on May 10 and received a score of 100-A.

Newnan Country Club Food Service, 1356 N Hwy. 29, Newnan –  was inspected on May 10 and received a score of 98-A. Inspector’s comments: Need handwash signs at handwash sinks in downstairs kitchen area. New violation. Observed employee phone and glasses case on clean dish rack. New violation.

Papa John’s Pizza,  285 Temple Avenue, Ste. E,  Newnan – was inspected on May 16 and received a score of 99-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed employee electronic smoking device stored on back prep table. Moved during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Rednexican, 2 E Court Square, Newnan –  was inspected on May 16 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: One can of dented jalapenos stored on rack. Discarded during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation. Employees in drinks in back prep area near microwave and on prep table. New violation.

Springhill Suites, 1119 Bullsboro Dr., Newnan –  was inspected on May 16 and received a score of 82-B. Inspector’s comments: Observed box bananas on the floor. New violation. Observed cups with lip surface not protected for guest use. New violation.

Savannah Court of Newnan, 27 Belt Rd., Newnan –  was inspected on May 17 and received a score of 87-B. Inspector’s comments: Buildup on can opener. New violation. Observed three gallons of milk with a use by date of May 14 in the reach-in cooler. Milk was discarded. Observed a bag of spinach and carrots in the reach-in cooler with an expiration date of April 27. Item was discarded. New violation.

Starbucks (in Kroger), 3150 E Hwy 34, Newnan –  was inspected on May 14 and received a score of 96-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed oven cleaner stored in cabinet with napkins , mixing cup and can opener. Cleaner moved to chemical cabinet during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Taco Bell, 3410 E Hwy 34, Ste., Sharpsburg –  was inspected on May 15 and received a score of 94-A. Inspector’s comments: Observed buildup in a clean nacho cheese pump. Discussed with PIC about fully taking apart and cleaning and ordering the tools needed to clean thoroughly. New violation. Dumpster door open. Person-in-charge closed during inspection. Corrected on-site. New violation.

Town & Country Restaurant, 8 Franklin Highway., Newnan –  was inspected on July 17 and received a score of 60-U. Inspector’s comments: Employee removed toast from grill with bare hands- discarded. Corrected on-site. New violation. Raw sausage stored above uncovered pineapples inside cooler. Sausage moved to bottom shelf. Corrected on-site. New violation. Pecan pie, ice cream and other foods stores uncovered. New violation. Salad 64 degrees fahrenheit stored in glass door cooler. New violation. Pesticide stored with chemicals. New violation. Unlabeled chemical bottle. New violation. Ice cream scoop stored in water. New violation. Stained ceiling tiles in ladies’ room. Dust on fan in prep area. Clean before use. New violation. Exposed light bulbs. New violation. Flies present. New violation.