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 Chicken Salad Chick

5100 Hixson Pike

Reasons including water dripping from the service window onto exposed food on the prep line. Threw out contaminated diced apples, shredded cheese, cucumbers, and feta cheese. Sanitizer in the triple sink testing 0-50 ppm QA, not reaching the required ppm to sanitize dishes. Several chicken salads and pasta salad temping between 45-50°F in cooler closer to the drive through window. Sticky insect trap on top of the ice machine next to the tea maker. Dirty wiping cloths on counter tops and shelves. Mac and cheese scoop held in room temperature water.


85 Subway

8142 East Brainerd Road

Reasons including person in charge does not know symptoms and diseases of foodborne illnesses. No employee illness policy found in restaurant. No paper towels available at hand sink. Multiple foods holding at 46-49 degrees for cold holding. Low boy reach in holding food at 46 degrees. Thermometer reading 45 degrees. Employee food and drink on working table. 


89 Bojangles'

4152 Ringgold Road 


89 Super Pho & Grill

7003 Lee Highway


94 Burger King

2119 E. 23rd Street


95 Sonic Drive-In

6915 Shallowford Road


96 Popeyes

5749 Brainerd Road


96 Waffle House

3805 Cummings Highway


96 Food Works

205 Manufacturers Road


97 Dunkin Donuts

3334 Broad Street


97 Pizza Hut

4340 Ringgold Road


98 Buddy's Bar-B-Q

568 Northgate Mall Drive


98 Wild Burger

301 Holtzclaw Avenue


98 J. Alexander's Restaurant

2215 Hamilton Place Blvd. 


99 Sonic Drive-In

4407 Highway 58


99 Tai Chi Bubble Tea

1820 Gunbarrel Road


99 Waffle House

7005 Lee Highway


100 Sweet Frog Frozen Yougurt

2288 Gunbarrel Road


100 Wine Down Bistro

9447 Bradmore Lane


100 Mellow Mushroom

2318 Lifestyle Way


100 Rodizio Grill Hamilton Place

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


100 Wendy's

4500 Highway 58 


100 The Cheesecake Factory

2084 Hamilton Place Blvd.


-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon