Chattanooga nightclub fails recent health inspection; Hixson restaurant gets low score

Restaurant Report Card for the week ending Sept. 10, 2019

Restaurant Report Card

A nightclub near the Chattanooga Airport received a failing grade and a Hixson eatery got low marks after a recent Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspection.

Saloon 75 Sur at 6175 Airways Blvd. failed with a score of 56 after a health inspection found inadequate food-safety knowledge among staff and management, lack of handwashing and glove use and improper food temperatures. There were also several other violations.

Armando's at 7330 Hixson Pike received a score of 70 after an inspection discovered moldy lemons stored with non-moldy lemons in a walk-in cooler, dirty surfaces in prep and storage areas and excessive grease buildup around the fryer. Also, old tea bags and spilled food outside the eatery were attracting flies.

Nine area restaurants received perfect scores.

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The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale.