There were no failures, but three Chattanooga area restaurants received low scores this week after Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspections.

A manager not in control of several food-borne illness risk factors and ice buildup dripping on uncovered, unprotected food were among the reasons for the inferior marks.

Four area eateries received a perfect score of 100.


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 May 22, 2019:


76 Foodworks
205 Manufacturers Road
Reasons include: Manager not in control of several food-borne illness risk factors and does not have an approved food safety certification; two dented cans of green chilis; cooked cream and sausage temping between 110°F and 150°F in large plastic container with the lid off; cooling time and temperature not being tracked; cooked lasagna was two days past seven day maximum holding time; pulled cooked pork in walk-in cooler dated more than seven days ago. 

86 Waffle House # 401
4903 Brainerd Road
Reasons include: Refrigeration unit with ham, bacon, sausage, chicken stored had ice build up on unit and is dripping into interior on uncovered, unprotected food; time expired on board, fresh eggs in basket failed to change time; old spillage accumulated between grill and wall.  

87 Rembrandt's Coffee House 
204 High Street
Reasons include: No soap or paper towels provided at front counter service hand basin; proper date marking not provided on time and temperature control for safety foods in low boy unit; floors dirty behind and underneath equipment.  

89 Burger King
6236 Lee Highway

89 China Gourmet
321 Browns Ferry

93 Mexi Wing IX
6925 Shallowford Road

93 Rafaels Italian
5032 Ooltewah Ringgold Road

94 The Acropolis
2213 Hamilton Place Blvd. 

94 2 Sons
422 E MLK Blvd.

94 Mojo Burrito
3950 Tennessee Avenue

95 All American Grilled Delivery
3507 Ringgold Road

96 Burger King
3401 Amnicola Highway

97 The Krystal Co #CHN018
5120 Hunter Road

98 Taco Bell
3210 Cummings Highway

98 Waffle House # 661
8912 Old Lee Highway

98 Carrabba's #9304
2040 Hamilton Place Blvd.

98 Molcajete Mexican Restaurant
6231 Perimeter Drive

99 Southern Star
1300 Broad Street

99 Bones Smokehouse
7601 E Brainerd Road

99 Ankar's Downtown
510 Broad Street

99 Southern Star
1300 Broad Street

100 Applebee's
2342 Shallowford Village Drive

100 Subway
3713 Ringgold Road

100 Hardee's
9398 Reco Drive

100 AJI Peruvian
5035 Ooltewah Ringgold Road