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Sound Off: I checked the restaurant inspection map, but couldn’t find my favorite restaurant. Why wouldn’t they be on the map?

Restaurants are inspected once a year, and our map includes all of the 2012 inspections so far. So, not all of the local restaurants have been inspected yet. To search the inspection database, which will include previous years, go to


Steven Gaudreau 5 years, 1 month ago

I would not read to much in these reports unless you really read the actual report itself. Restaurants are violated for things like an ice scoop is in the ice, an employee has soda without a lid on the cup, an unopened can of something next to a bottle of cleaning solution, taking hot food out of the oven and letting it cool before storing it in the fridge, employee removes gloves and does not wash hands before putting on new gloves, etc. The only violations I even pay attention to are the rodent and insect issues like the one's at Krauses restaurants that started this whole thing being reported. Any restaurant that does not maintain a monthly pest control service for maintenance is gonna have mouse/roach issues. You want to know which restaurants to eat at, ask a pest control guy.

May Soo 5 years, 1 month ago

I agree with you 100%. I work in a restaurant and they gave violations for some very minor things. If someone really looking for a restaurant to eat at based on the reports, then I think this person should just cook their own meals at home.

Tomato 5 years, 1 month ago

I worked at a grocery store once upon a time. Talk about pest problems. People have no idea.

Scott Kaiser 5 years, 1 month ago

Here in Gainesville, GA, food inspections are very stringent. The newspaper prints the scores, in a format that is easy to comprehend, and it is very helpful in determining where I want to spend my money. And many of the establishments are inspected more than "once a year..."

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