CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated that China Moon's score was 75. According to the Tennessee Department of Health the restaurant received a score of 74. This story was updated Feb. 28, 2019, at 1 p.m. with more information.

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department found two things in common about two Chattanooga area restaurants — insects.

China Moon on Brainerd Road received a score of 74 after a recent health inspection found dirty food contact surfaces, improper cooling and holding temperatures, evidence of insects and rodents and failure to prevent contamination during food preparation. The report also stated that person in charge was not able to demonstrate food safety knowledge or perform duties.

86 Chopstix on Lee Highway was given a score of 86 after an inspection noted insects, handwashing sinks improperly stocked or inaccessible, unlabeled chemicals and improper thawing methods being used.

Six area restaurants received perfect scores.

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 Feb. 27, 2019:

74 China Moon 

5600 Brainerd Road

Reasons including person in charge not able to demonstrate food safety knowledge/perform duties, food contact surfaces dirty, improper cooling and holding temps, evidence of insects/rodents and contamination not prevented during food prep.

86 Chopstix

6903 Lee Highway

Reasons including handwashing sinks not properly stocked/accessible, chemicals not labeled, insects noted and improper thawing methods.

91 Little Caesar's

531 Signal Mountain Road

94 Firebox Grill

7025 Shallowford Road

94 Universal Joint

532 Lookout Street

95 Krystal

5401 Brainerd Road

96 Krystal

621 Signal Mountain Road

96 Hana Steak and Sushi

2200 Hamilton Place Blvd.

96 Portobello's

4976 Highway 58

96 Sonic

3907 Brainerd Road

97 Subway

3127 Broad Street

97 Burger King

4827 Hixson Pike

97 Number One Chinese Restaurant

10161 Dayton Pike

98 Wendy's

7408 Bonny Oaks Drive

98 Tai Chi Bubble Tea

1820 Gunbarrel Road

98 Domino's Pizza

1150 Hixson Pike

99 Cici's Pizza

5425 Highway 153

99 Cook Out

5001 Brainerd Road

100 Thatcher's BBQ & Grill

5722 Main Street

100 Salsarita's

252 Northgate Mall

100 Mad Philly Sandwich Shop

5959 Shallowford Road

100 Mission BBQ

1926 Gunbarrel Road

100 Auntie Anns

96 Northgate Mall

100 Cheese Dip Mexican Grille

6312 Bonny Oaks Drive