Multiple Chattanooga area restaurants were cited for various issues in this week's restaurant report card.

An employee at Subway on Market Street was found to be unaware of the illness policy. Unauthorized personnel and opened beverages were found in prep areas, which caused the eatery to receive a score of 85.

Saks Wing Shak, located at 3911 Brainerd Road, received a score of 88 after it was found to be in need of a deep clean as tongs and several other kitchen surfaces had lots of grime build up. Flies were present due to the build up and uncovered trash. A cook was also sweating onto food due to the extremely hot kitchen temperature.

In North Georgia, two restaurants were dinged. Hardee's at 12876 North Hwy. 27 got an 89 after the health inspector found expired milk from July 7 as well as build up on the ice maker, food containers and floors.

Bojangles, located at 2445 North Hwy. 27, also received an 89 for flies, a condensation drain leaking in prep cooler and loose litter around the dumpster pad.


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 209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.


No failures reported for the week ending July 16, 2019:


85 Subway

850 Market Street; Reasons including employee unaware of employee illness policy at time of inspection. Unauthorized personnel noted in prep areas. Open beverages stored on prep table where food is prepared.

88 Saks Wing Shak

3911 Brainerd Road; Reasons including tongs stored with build up. Build up on most all surfaces in kitchen potential cross contamination when touching surfaces then preparing food, attracts flies. Flies present, should remove trash or keep covered, grease build up on all surfaces attracts flies. Doors, handles, register all have old build up should do a deep clean. Surfaces, microwave, counters, registers, sides of equipment, back walls around sink all heavy with buildup. Need to do a deep clean. Kitchen extremely hot cook sweating onto food.

89 Hardee's

12876 N. Hwy. 27 (NGA); Reasons including inspector found single serve milk containers of expired milk from July 7 (immediately discarded), ice maker and food containers with build up, facility floors with build up.

89 Bojangles

2445 N. Hwy. 27 (NGA); Reasons including condensation drain leaking in prep cooler, loose litter around dumpster pad, flies present.

93 Fermin Rios

3877 Hixson Pike

95 Touchdown Wings

4921 Brainerd Road

95 Subway 31514

8142 East Brainerd Road

96 Los Potros Mexican Restaurant

5611 Ringgold Road

97 Waffle House #1188

5466 Highway 153

97 Hardee's

6305 Ringgold Road

97 Dos Bros

1700 Broad Street

99 Chicken Salad Chick

1820 Gunbarrel Road

99 Moe's Southwestern Grill

1820 Gunbarrel Road

99 Sonic Drive-In

6216 Hixson Pike

100 D's Eggrolls

1207 Dodds Avenue

100 Jets Pizza

3600 Hixson Pike

100 Chick-Fil-A

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.

100 Frogurt Land

9408 Apison Pike

100 Subway

3600 Suite M Hixson Pike

100 Taco Bell #029042

4115 Rossville Blvd.

100 Mcdonald's

5440 Highway 153

100 Joe Muggs Coffee

5230 Highway 153

100 Lupi's Pizza Pies

5506 Hixson Pike

100 Thai Chili Asian Bistro

9203 Lee Highway

100 Taco Bell #029034

5439 Highway 153

100 Golden Bowl Teriyaki

5517 Brainerd Road