4 Fulton County Restaurants Fail Health Inspections in February

Dirty ice machines, heavy grease buildup and improper food storage among the issues.
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Photo: Blue Chip Cafe

What Now Atlanta has brought back our monthly health inspection column to inform diners and to help businesses find solutions to the common health and safety issues they may run into during operations.

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Inspections take into account foodborne illness risk factors, defined as “food preparation practices and employee behaviors most commonly reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as contributing factors in foodborne illness outbreaks.” Also considered in inspections are good retail practices, described as “preventive measures to control the introduction of pathogens, chemicals, and physical objects into foods.”

Some violations are corrected on site during the inspection, while others have a time frame by which they must be corrected. Please note that these scores are from particular inspections in February 2024 and may not represent the current health inspection status of an establishment.

Four establishments in Fulton County received failing health inspection grades of “U” (69 points or less out of 100) in February 2024, helping the month fare slightly better than January, which had seven failed inspections.

Blue Chip Cafe

  • Where: 3333 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30326
  • Date: Feb. 22, 2024
  • Score: 62
  • Inspection notes: Heavy grease buildup, dented cans, failure to label some containers and bottles (View full report here)

Circle Noodle

  • Where: 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Suite 820, Roswell, GA 30076
  • Date: Feb. 1, 2024
  • Score: 55
  • Inspection notes: Raw food stored over ready-to-eat food, some food stored uncovered, inability of hand-washing sink to provide hot water (View full report here)

Xi’an Gourmet House

  • Where: 955 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Date: Feb. 16, 2024 (routine) and Feb. 23, 2024 (follow-up)
  • Score: 66 (routine) and 68 (follow-up)
  • Inspection notes: Equipment heavily soiled with food debris and grease, containers not properly labeled, correct health inspection report not properly displayed (View full reports here and here)

Wok N Run

  • Where: 4365 Fulton Industrial Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30336
  • Date: Feb. 16, 2024
  • Score: 61
  • Inspection notes: Mold-like substance observed in ice machine, buildup observed inside microwave, rodent droppings observed in dry storage area, kitchen drains caked in debris (View full report here)

Like Wok N Run, ice machines marred by mold, grime and bacteria are a common reason for failed health inspections, What Now Atlanta has observed.

Fortunately, there are solutions to health and safety issues that dining establishments can encounter, especially when it comes to a dirty ice machine. What Now Atlanta is teaming up with Preferred Partner Easy Ice to help. Easy Ice offers commercial ice machine equipment subscriptions so business owners can be sure their beverages are crystal-clear of any issues. In addition to equipment, the brand offers preventive maintenance, repairs and a 24/7 ice machine service line. 

Stay tuned for next month’s installment of failed health inspections.

Libby Allnatt

Libby Allnatt

Libby Allnatt is the Editor/Reporter for What Now Atlanta. She has been in the journalism industry since graduating from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, gathering experience in copy editing, writing and social media. With a passion for helping people find their new favorite places, Libby enjoys highlighting small businesses, trying new coffee shops and exploring a city's signature spots. Originally from Salt Lake City, she loves discovering all the Peach State has to offer.
Libby Allnatt

Libby Allnatt

Libby Allnatt is the Editor/Reporter for What Now Atlanta. She has been in the journalism industry since graduating from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, gathering experience in copy editing, writing and social media. With a passion for helping people find their new favorite places, Libby enjoys highlighting small businesses, trying new coffee shops and exploring a city's signature spots. Originally from Salt Lake City, she loves discovering all the Peach State has to offer.
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