Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Jan. 31, 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.


79 Kentucky Fried Chicken

2301 E. 3rd Street

Reasons including no workers present during inspection. No hand soap at sink, batteries out another dispenser not working. Pedal for water at hand sink missing. Thawing in sink in standing water. Ice scoop stored with handle in ice. Crevice at hot holding unit is missing seal allowing old food to accumulate . Warewash sink not properly maintained, black mildew, mold on walls. Grout in floor tile missing allows old food and stagnant water. Floor drain at ice machine has old build up. Walls with grease build up. Equipment with grease build up

85 Thai Esan 

4330 Ringgold Road

Reasons including inspector bserved food handler drinking from unapproved container and beverage stored on a food contact surface. Sanitizer at dish machine <50 ppm chlorine. Uncovered/unprotected food products stored in walk-in cooler unit. Food products stored on the floor in dry storage area. In-use utensils stored in standing water. Clean dishes storesd on soiled linens.

90 Domino's Pizza

3504 Dayton Blvd.

93 Mo Mo Hibachi

9332 Dayton Pike

93 Calliope Restaurant

422 E. MLK Blvd.

95 Fulin's Asian Cuisine

6011 Chesterton Way

96 Captain D's Seafood

1690 E. 23rd Street

97 Cici's Pizza

2260 Gunbarrel Road

97 Wimpie's

9826 Dayton Pike

97 Wing Stop

5714 Brainerd Road 

97 Penn Station Subs

5241 Highway 153 

98 City Café Diner

901 Carter Street

99 Burger King

4850 Brainerd Road

99 Chick-Fil-A

639 Camp Jordan Parkway

99 Chick-Fil-A

5830 Brainerd Road

99 Sonic Drive-In

4305 Hixson Pike 

100 Taco Bell

4786 Highway 58 

100 Subway

2610 Amnicola Highway

100 Fazoli's

2332 Shallowford Village Drive

100 Amigo's Mexican Restaurant

5450 Highway 153

100 Panera Bread

562 Northgate Mall Drive

100 Chipotle Mexican Grill

20 Cherokee Blvd.

100 Subway

9413 Apison Pike

100 8 Fahrenheit Ice Cream

1913 Gunbarrel Road

100 Lil Mama's Chicago Style Hoagy, Inc.

818 Georgia Avenue

100 Lupi's Pizza Pies

1414 Jenkins Road

— Compiled by Brandi Dixon

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