Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Jan. 24, 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.


77 Logan's Roadhouse 

2584 Battlefield Pkwy., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; Reasons including inspector observed employee taking cucumbers out of packaging with bare hands applying to side salad about to be served. Maintenance tools and equipment stored in front of and inside of hand sinks making them unusable and inaccessible. Microwave and can opener food contact surfaces not clean to sight and touch. Multiple foods in walk-in and reach-in coolers exceeding the discard date. Accumulation of soil residue on nonfood contact surfaces of ice machine and coolers.

82 Glen Gene Deli

5748 Highway 153; Reasons including no paper towels provided at hand sink at front counter area. Numerous surfaces dirty throughout cookline, dishwashing, and prep areas in kitchen. Foods held longer than 24 hours not properly date-marked. Insect activity noted in kitchen, dishwashing/, and front service areas. Some bulk food products in walk-in freezer and at front service counter not adequately covered/protected. Dish machine soiled/dirty. 

86 Mo Mo Hibachi

9332 Dayton Pike; Reasons including soap dispenser observed empty at the only handwash sink in the kitchen. Cooked chicken observed with improper date marking. Fly trap observed mounted above single use food containers. Multiple items in multiple freezers uncovered. Keep food covered to keep food safe from contamination. Ice scoop stored on a tray containing accumulated food debris. Employee drink on prep table.

87 Las Margaritas 

1101 Hixson Pike; Reasons including sanitizer bucket in kitchen contains 0ppm sanitizer when tested. This was corrected during inspection. Rice observed cooling for more than two hours (based on owner disclosure) at 104F. Accumulated food debris on can opener blade. 

88 Arby's 

3903 Hixson Pike; Reasons including observed food handler not properly washing hands for the required 20 seconds after sneezing. Mens restroom hand dryer not operable/poor repair and no hand towels provided in restroom. Clean dishes and utensils stored on dirty surfaces. Hood filters dirty.

90 New China Buffet & Grill

3536 Cummings Highway

90 Fulin's Asian Cuisine

6011 Chesterton Way

93 City Café Diner

901 Carter Street

93 Waffle House

28 Birmingham Highway

96 Starbucks Coffee

635 Camp Jordan Parkway

96 Sonic Drive-In

3222 Cummings Highway

97 Subway

6510 Ringgold Road

97 Firehouse Subs

5546 Highway 153

98 Longhorn Steakhouse

5583 Highway 153

98 Kentucky Fried Chicken

5323 Highway 153

98 8 Fahrenheit Ice Cream

1913 Gunbarrel Road

98 Jimmy John's

5111 Hixson Pike

98 Smoothie King

5200 Highway 153 

99 Little Caesars #4

7601 East Brainerd Road

99 Countryside Cafe

8223 Mahan Gap Road

99 Clumpies Ice Cream Co.

26 B Frazier Avenue

99 City Café Diner

7641 Lee Highway

99 Waffle House

6513 Ringgold Road

99 Subway #31514

8142 East Brainerd Road

100 The Bread Basket

2116 Taft Highway

100 Noogan's

1201 Broad Street

100 Waffle House

7801 East Brainerd Road

100 Arby's

7314 Shallowford Road

100 Jets Pizza

3600 Hixson Pike

100 Taco Mel

2193 Park Drive

100 Krystal

6199 Lee Highway

100 Lupi's Pizza Pies

406 Broad Street

100 Kays Kastle

8804 Dayton Pike

100 Tropical Smoothie Cafe

2380 Lifestyle Way