Atlanta area restaurant scores a record-breaking 13 out of 100 in a health inspection. Anything below 70 is considered “unacceptable.” [WSBTVvia Fark]


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  1. Darkwish says:

    Yes, I’d like to order the E-Coli platter please!

  2. y0shidono says:

    I’ll take what he’s having, with a side of botulism to go.

  3. ptkdude says:

    The newspaper’s website had the actual report card yesterday. The inspector was there for 6 hours!

  4. 13/100? I think my apartment would score better on a hospital-quality health inspection [now that’s bad!]

  5. theblackdog says:

    I know where I’m not eating when I visit next month.

  6. MissPeacock says:

    That’s nice to know. I’m going to Atlanta on Saturday.

  7. @BayStateDarren: 13/100? I think my apartment would score better on a hospital-quality health inspection

    Wow, I’m an idiot. I somehow read Atlanta area restaurant scores a record-breaking 13 out of 100 in a health inspection. Anything below 70 is considered ”unacceptable.” and thought, “The establishment in question is a hospital.”

  8. outofoffice says:

    What I don’t understand is according to the County website, they scored over 80 in November 2007.

    Either the last inspection wasn’t thorough or they went downhill awfully fast.

  9. BrianH says:

    Anywhere else but Atlanta I’d be surprised.

    OK, Detroit and Cleveland too.

  10. Ben Popken says:

    The kicker? The inspection was requested by the restaurant: []

  11. girly says:

    Paging Gordon Ramsay!! Urgent!

  12. SkyeBlue says:

    I wish local newspapers would run the results of the inspections of each restaurant in town. It’d be nice to know. Does anyone know if there is any way to find out what the results of an inspection are?

  13. Yardtown says:

    I know in my hometown they are printed annually.

    As someone who has been through many health inspections before (including one on Monday), there is a major difference between stuff that actually matters (food being stored at an improper temperture, cross contamination)and stuff that actually doesn’t matter (the remaining 70% of the inspection).

  14. Doug Nelson says:

    If you read what they allow and still score a 90 (let alone a 70) it will put you off eating out altogether. To score a 13 they must’ve had rotting corpses draped over the tables.

  15. mammalpants says:

    wow. i got diarrhea just reading that.

  16. dweebster says:

    @Darkwish: Poo-Poo platter for moi.

  17. RokMartian says:

    I live here in atlanta (well, just north of if actually).

    I worked fast food back in the 80’s so it has been a while… At the 3 different places I worked (McDonalds, DQ and a local mall eatery) We always somehow found out the day before when the health inspector was coming. Knowing this, extra staff would be brought in and we would spend hours getting the place ready.

    My guess is that when they got the 80+ score, they had advance notice and this time, it was most likely a surprise visit.

  18. RokMartian says:

    I know here in GA, you have to post your health inspection certificate in a highly visible place. It would be nice though, to have an online source to lookup.

  19. RandoX says:

    @SkyeBlue: Check your county’s health department website. Ours has a searchable database for inspection results.


  20. JMB says:

    Yikes! Here is the actual inspection report from Gwinnett County.


  21. RandoX says:

    Looks like they shut them down immediately.

    Note: Per food service rules 290-5-14-.10(1)(b) permit is suspended due to multiple risk factor violations/failure to comply with code provisions.

  22. says:

    @RokMartian: It’s similar in South Carolina (although they only have to display their rating, “A” “B” or “C”). North Carolina displays the full inspection result number, in addition to a letter score.

    Having lived in Ohio, Indiana, and Massachusetts previously, the whole thing was new to me. There you know if a place fails because you can’t get in :P

    If I’d known more about the rating system when I first moved here, I wouldn’t have eaten at the IHOP with a B on its door.

  23. says:

    Jeepers. Compare:

    The manager told Channel 2 the restaurant’s food is clean. He said they wre having small problems with their freezer leaking and refrigerator not working. The manager also said he believes they got a low score because they weren’t aware of the state’s new foodservice code.

    to what they failed. (report linked above @JMB ]

    Manager, you got a low score BECAUSE YOUR RESTAURANT IS EXTREMELY NASTY! And take note of “Management awareness; policy present; reporting”… YOU didn’t have a clue and THAT was part of your low score problem. (Although I expect the EXTREMELY NASTY aspect was a bigger factor.)

  24. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    The state passed the new food service code in January 2007. It took effect Dec. 1, 2007.

    Even if it were just the new rules they had an entire year to be ready for them. A year.

    Lopez contended that inspectors might be targeting the restaurant because it is Mexican-owned.

    “If the guys come here and check things like that in every restaurant, I think that guy will close every restaurant,” Lopez said.

    “Some American restaurants are very dirty in the kitchen. I don’t know if it’s only because it’s a Mexican restaurant, or how it happened.”

    This guy is full of crap excuses.

    Mar y Tierra Family Mexican Restaurant = EPIC FAIL

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  26. Imaginary_Friend says:

    @mammalpants: Haha! Nice. Especially considering your name.