Health inspectors made their rounds this week to keep diners safe and healthy.

One restaurant failed for a variety of reasons this week. China Moon at 5600 Brainerd Road was scored at a failing grade of 67 for improper cold food holding temperatures, rodent bait found next to food, dirty dishes that were stacked with clean dishes and old build-up on floors and walls.

Jenkins Buffet, 4122 Ringgold Road, was rated an 82 for food containers in poor repair, non-food contact surfaces were dirty, the employee restroom door was not self-cleaning and single service products stored on floor.

The Chicken Salad Chick at 975 E. 3rd Street was given a score of 83 for a cutting board that was badly scarred and the hand sink was blocked.

McAlister's Deli, 541 Signal Mountain Road was given an 87 for ice build up in the freezer and the inside cooler was dirty. Corrected to 97.

La Altena at 615 Commercial Lane scored an 87 for tin foil used to line a shelf, a container of sugar that was uncovered, employee towel drying pans after using the dishwasher. Corrected to 97.

With the bad, comes the good: 16 restaurants earned perfect scores from inspectors this week. Our congrats to those teams for their hard work.

Other Hamilton County restaurants

  • 89 Sofa King Juicy Burger 1943 Dayton Blvd.
  • 89 Mexiville Mexian Restaurant 103 Cherokee Blvd.
  • 90 Los 3 Amigos 3536 Cummings Highway
  • 92 Provinos 3084 South Terrace
  • 92 Pickle Barrel 1012 Market Street
  • 93 Universal Joint 532 Lookout Street
  • 93 Subway 6054 Shallowford Road
  • 93 Chick-fil-a 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 94 Captain D's Seafood 5001 Oak Hill Drive
  • 95 Smoothie King 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 96 Buffet King 5230 Highway 153
  • 96 Wendy's 3700 Cummings Highway
  • 96 Panda Express 2260 Gunbarrel Road
  • 96 Sonic Drive-In 4407 Highway 58
  • 96 Armando's 7330 Hixson Pike
  • 96 Beef O'Brady's 5958 Snowhill Road
  • 96 McDonald's 6401 Ringgold Road
  • 97 Sonic Drive-In 4305 Hixson Pike
  • 97 Western Sizzlin 6021 Relocation Way
  • 97 Applebee's 5606 Brainerd Road
  • 97 DQ Grill & Chill 2118 Gunbarrel Road
  • 97 Taco Bell 4786 Highway 58
  • 97 Mean Mug 114 W. Main Street
  • 97 Chili's 1921Gunbarrel Road
  • 98 Waffle House 5466 Highway 153
  • 98 Taco Bell 7304 Shallowford Road
  • 99 Salsaritas 6032 Old Lee Highway
  • 99 Burger King 4827 Hixson Pike
  • 99 Taco Bell 4115 Rossville Blvd.
  • 99 Panda Chinese 5137 Hixson Pike
  • 99 McDonald's 5440 Hixson Pike
  • 99 Huddle House 5611 Brainerd Road
  • 99 Cook Out 5001 Brainerd Road
  • 100 Auntie Ann's 96 Northgate Mall
  • 100 Salsarita's 2115 Gunbarrel Road
  • 100 Starbucks Coffee 1951 Gunbarrel Road
  • 100 Paisanos 2020 Gunbarrel Road
  • 100 Nothing Bundt Cake 2321 Lifestyle Way
  • 100 Bojangles 4407 Highway 58
  • 100 Dos Bros 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 100 Waffle House 7047 Amin Drive
  • 100 Jersey Mikes 5510 Highway 153
  • 100 Zaxby's 7328 Shallowford Road
  • 100 Subway 6429 Lee Highway
  • 100 Lupi's 5506 Hixson Pike
  • 100 Wine Down 9431 Bradmore Lane

Hamilton County pools

  • McKee Outdoor Pool 10620 Apison Pike: pool closed due to a broken pump.

Hamilton County hotels

  • 85 Motel 6 7707 Lee Highway; reasons including burns on tub and sink in one room, dressers in poor repair, cover torn on box springs, clutter in storage/laundry rooms.

In North Georgia, the Sonic off of Hwy 41 in Ringgold scored a 79. In the health report the inspector noted dirty dished being stored in the vegetable washing sink and that same sink had an abundance of dead roaches in and around the drain. The inspector also knocked down points due to an abundance of broken floor tiles throughout the facility and it was noted that there was food debris build-up on "most all of the equipment" in the establishment. The inspector noted that some of these corrections needed to be fixed by next Thursday.

A big Restaurant Report Card shout out to Toki Sushi in Walker County, for coming back this week with a perfect score. This comes after it failed in last week's report due to multiple violations.

And as always - enjoy your meal.

Catoosa County

  • 96 Windstone Golf Club, 9230 Windstone Dr, Ringgold
  • 88 Springhill Suites Cont. Breakfast, 155 General Lee St, Ringgold
  • 99 Fresher and Better LLC DBA Battlefield Burgers, 794 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 79 Hampton Inn (Cont. Breakfast), 6875 Battlefield Pkwy, Ringgold
  • 79 Sonic (Hwy 41) 4752, 6645 Hwy 41, Ringgold
  • 97 Richard's Restaurant & Catering, 906 LaFayette St, Ringgold

Dade County

  • 95 Taco Bell, 190 Pace Dr, Trenton

Murray County

  • 90 Chatsworth Health Care Center, 102 Hospital Dr, Chatsworth

Walker County

  • 100 Naomi Elementary, 4036 E Hwy, LaFayette
  • 96 The Grind Coffee Shop, 104 Crittonden Ave, Chickamauga
  • 83 Triangle Park, 713 S Chattanooga St, LaFayette
  • 97 LaFayette High School, Round Pond Rd, LaFayette
  • 97 Bojangles', 2445 N Hwy 27, LaFayette
  • 100 Toki Sushi Inc., 116 W LaFayette Sq, LaFayette
  • 87 Morgan Motel, 204 S Main St, LaFayette
  • 100 Hatter's Coffee and Tea, 305 S Duke St, LaFayette
  • 94 C's BBQ, 2661 Hwy 27, LaFayette
  • 100 Prime Time Video, 122 Gordon St, Chickamauga
  • 82 Melon Patch Restaurant, 2697 Johnson Rd, Chickamauga

Whitfield County

  • 91 Domino's Pizza #8879, 2518 Cleveland Hwy STE 14, Dalton
  • 83 Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant, 1525 Cleveland Hwy, Dalton
  • 92 Dalton Place Senior Living, 1300 W Waugh St, Dalton
  • 91 Schlotzsky's Deli, 1325 W Walnut Ave, Dalton
  • 93 Perfect Cup Deli (THE), 112 W Crawford St, Dalton
  • 85 Faith Wings, Inc., 1218 N Thorton Ave, Dalton
  • 96 Nutricion Familiar, 307 Smith Industrial Blvd STE E, Dalton
  • 91 Bienestar Total #2, 101 Easterling St, Dalton

Note: Scores were gathered for this report on August 9, 2018, and reported the same day. Follow-up scores are reported the following week.