Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Jan. 17, 2023

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards.

To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.


84 Waffle House 

6513 Ringgold Road

Reasons including inspector observed employee returning from smoke break and not washing hands before performing duties in kitchen/dishwashing area. Sliced tomatoes holding at 46*F on make table. Must be 41*F or below. Toxic cleaning products stored too close to food products. Floors dirty behind/underneath equipment. 

86 Tres Amigo's Mexican Restaurant 

4793 Battlefield Pkwy., Ringgold, Ga.

Reasons including raw beef stored above raw shrimp in both reach in cooler and walk in cooler. Shredded cheese in reach in with expired date of 1/8/2023, item discarded. Several containers of foods with date marking exceeding 7-day window. Employee phone and keys stored on food prep table. 

87 Jack's Family Restaurant 

4209 Ringgold Road

Reasons including canned goods rusted, not of sound condition noted. Items were discarded at time of inspection. Cooked chicken hot holding at 109*F. Must be 135*F or above. Top of heating unit was not turned on during inspection. In-use utensils stored on dirty surface on make line. Some non-food contact surfaces dirty on prep line.

89 Koch's Bakery

1900 South Broad Street

92 Subway

6510 Ringgold Road

95 Asia Buffet

6901 Lee Highway

95 Huddle House

9401 Reco Drive

95 Lupi's Pizza Pies

406 Broad Street

96 Moe's Southwest Grill

5510 Highway 153

96 Taconooga

207 Frazier Avenue

97 Little Caesars

5510 Highway153

97 Hardee's

4007 McCahill Road

98 Arby's

6302 Ringgold Road 

98 Arby's

5420 Brainerd Road

98 McDonald's

2003 Dayton Blvd.

99 Wendys

3700 Cummings Highway

99 McDonald's

4502 Rossville Blvd.

99 Taco Bell

3210 Cummings Highway 

100 Hardee's

6013 Shallowford Road

100 Mean Mug 

2090 Hamilton Place Blvd.

100 Buffalo Wild Wings

120 Market Street

100 Sweet Treats

6231 Perimeter Drive 

100 Dunkin' Donuts

7647 East Brainerd Road

100 Bojangles

7987 East Brainerd Road

100 Lupi's Pizza Pies

5506 Hixson Pike

100 Subway

7635 Lee Highway

100 Il Primo

9436 Bradmore Lane

100 Five Guys Burgers & Fries

401 Broad Street

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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