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Restaurant Ratings: Are the Employees Eating Out … Or Are We?

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Didn’t Cut the Mustard:

Little Caesars Pizza at 100 Highway 31 South in Athens: Score of 83         

  • Employees eating and drinking on a prep table and dirty can opener blade stored ready to use.

Stop & Go at 1600 Jordan Lane NW in Huntsville: Score of 83

  • The interior of the ice machine is dirty.

Orquidea Bakery at 801 Baltimore Avenue in Albertville: Score of 83

  • Employee drinks near food service area and with food containers.

Golden Spoon Award:

5A's Restaurant at 6297 Highway 53 North in Harvest: Score of 98

Le Beau’s Coffees & Cream at 301 Cox Creek Pkwy Unit in Florence: Score of 99. 

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.