Didn’t Cut the Mustard:
Jet Pep 8 at 8191 Highway 69 in Scant City: Score of 82
- Hand sink not operable.
B & S Grocery at 21171 Elkton Road in Athens: Score of 75
- Chicken tenders found at 102 degrees.
- Personal drinks stored over food in coolers and freezer.
- Raw sewage on the ground.
Applebee’s at 1331 Highway 72 East in Athens: Score of 79
- Sour cream 48F, cooked pasta 53F and milk at 58F.
- Dirty can opener blade, grater, and knife stored ready to use.
Golden Spoon Award:
Sugar Mama’s Sweet Treats at 616 D Highway 31 South in Athens: Score of 98
Keep in mind, at all restaurants in the state of Alabama, a satisfactory score is 85 or above. A score of 59 or less would result in an immediate suspension of a restaurant’s food permit and they would close.
An establishment that scores below 85 is required to correct their critical violations within 24 to 48 hours and be re-inspected within 60 days. A score of below 60 results in closure and the establishment will not be allowed to legally re-open until all critical violations are abated and their inspection score is 85 or above.
The Alabama Department of Public Health posts restaurant ratings on its website. Search for your favorite restaurant now and find out their score.