Health inspector finds rodent droppings, roach activity during recent area restaurant evaluations

Health inspector finds rodent droppings, roach activity during recent area restaurant evaluations

August 10th, 2017 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Sticky Fingers' downtown Chattanooga restaurant is located at 420 Broad St. next to Jack's Alley.

Sticky Fingers' downtown Chattanooga restaurant is located at...

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

No failures were reported in this week's health inspection results, but several area restaurants received low scores and were cited for reasons such as rodent droppings, roach activity and wet, dirty rags sitting on food prep tables. 

Scores below 70 are considered failing.

Three eateries scored a 76: Mr. Happy's at 3235 Brainerd Road, Sticky Fingers at 420 Broad St. and Frothy Monkey at 1400 Market St.

Mr. Happy's was docked points for rodent droppings and evidence of rodent nesting by the back door, no hand sink available, build-up on floors and walls and multiple dirty surfaces.

Sticky Fingers was cited for observed roach activity, a dirty rag on the floor in kitchen, date marking on food not being done properly, kitchen no longer cleanable because of poor repair and cutting boards in bad shape.

Frothy Monkey was dinged for wet, dirty rags sitting on prep tables, food stored on the floor in the freezer and food debris under units. They later corrected their score to 95.

Baskin Robbins at 4767 Highway 58 scored a 79. Reasons including single service items stored on the floor, leak in walk-in cooler and drink fountain, floor in such bad repair that it's no longer a cleanable surface and employees not able to demonstrate food safety knowledge. Their score was later corrected to 94.

MiCasta at 3029 Rossville Blvd. and Asia Buffet at 6901 Lee Highway both scored an 85.

Frothy Monkey, which just opened at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, offers cocktails and farm-to-table food.

Frothy Monkey, which just opened at the Chattanooga...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

A mesh bag of onions stored on the floor, thawing food in three compartment sink with no water and floor and walls in bad repair led to MiCasta's score and Asia Buffet was cited for fish thawing in standing water, ice machine build up and date marking done improperly.

Six restaurants received a perfect score of 100:

  • Smoothie King, 5200 Highway 153
  • Fat Boys Roadside Eats, 8106 Standifer Gap Road
  • Taco Bell, 7304 Shallowford Road
  • Mad Philly, 5959 Shallowford Road
  • Starbucks Coffee, 1951 Gunbarrel Road
  • Nothing Bundt Cake, 2321 Lifestyle Way

Reports 8.11.17

Hotels
100 Woodspring Suites, 7710 Lee Highway
100 Ronald McDonald House, 200 Central Avenue

Restaurants
76 Mr. Happy's, 3235 Brainerd Road; reasons including rodent droppings and evidence of nesting by back door, no hand sink available, build-up on floors and walls, multiple dirty surfaces.
76 Sticky Fingers, 420 Broad Street; reasons including observed roach activity, dirty rag on the floor in kitchen, date marking on food not being done properly, kitchen no longer cleanable surface due to poor repair, cutting boards in bad repair.
76 Frothy Monkey, 1400 Market Street; reasons including wet dirty rags sitting on on prep tables, food stored on floor in freezer, food debris under units. Corrected to 95.
79 Baskin Robbins, 4767 Highway 58; reasons including single service items stored on floor, floor in such bad repair that it's no longer a cleanable surface, leak in walk-in cooler and drink fountain, employees not able to demonstrate food safety knowledge. Corrected to 94.
85 MiCasta, 3029 Rossville Blvd.; reasons including mesh bag of onions stored on floor, thawing food in three compartment sink with no water, floor and walls in bad repair.
85 Asia Buffet, 6901 Lee Highway; reasons including fish thawing in standing water, ice machine with build up, date marking done improperly.
85 Krystal, 6300 Ringgold Road
86 Huddle House, 5611 Brainerd Road
87 New China Restaurant, 3710 Ringgold Road
90 Burger King, 2119 E. 23rd Street
92 Cafe & Toast, 3536 Cummings Highway
92 Chik-fil-a, 1804 Gunbarrel Road
93 Captain D's, 5001 Oak Hill Road
94 Pickle Barrel, 1012 Market Street
94 City Cafe Diner, 901 Carter Street
94 Red Robin, 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
95 Armando's, 7330 Hixson Pike
95 Burger King, 2119 E. 23rd Street
95 Krystal, 4416 Highway 58
96 Wendy's, 3700 Cummings Highway
96 Chubby's BBQ, 3801 Rossville Blvd.
97 Penn Station Subs, 5241 Highway 153
97 Poblano's Mexican Bar & Grill, 551 River Street
97 Greyfriar's, 321 Market Street
99 Bonefish Grill, 2115 Gunbarrel Road
99 Subway, 3600 Hixson Pike
99 Jet's Pizza, 3600 Hixson Pike
99 Einstein's Bros. Bagels, 5237 Hixson Pike
99 Sak's Wings, 3911 Brainerd Road
99 Jersey Mikes, 2260 Gunbarrel Road
99 Papa John's, 9408 Apison Pike
99 Salsarita's, 6032 Old Lee Highway
99 Subway, 4220 Highway 58
99 Jimmy Johns, 5111 Hixson Pike
99 Papa Johns, 6210 Hixson Pike
99 Pizza Hut, 7801 East Brainerd Road
100 Smoothie King, 5200 Highway 153
100 Fat Boys Roadside Eats, 8106 Standifer Gap Road
100 Taco Bell, 7304 Shallowford Road
100 Mad Philly, 5959 Shallowford Road
100 Starbucks Coffee, 1951 Gunbarrel Road
100 Nothing Bundt Cake, 2321 Lifestyle Way


Loading...