by: Carol Sbarge Updated:
ATLANTA - UPDATE: China Dragon was re-inspected and the new score is an 84.
A Northeast Atlanta restaurant that got an inspection score of 90 earlier this year now has a 44.
Owner Eileen Yu describes China Dragon as having traditional Chinese family food.
On Wednesday, the restaurant on Ponce De Leon Avenue got a 44 on a Fulton County health inspection.
The violations included an employee washing hands without using hot water, no working thermometer to measure temperatures, and observed heavy build-up of grease, dust and debris on the kitchen floor causing a bad odor.
Yu told Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge that 44 was the lowest score the restaurant has ever received on an inspection.
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She said she has since made a lot of improvements.
The health inspector also wrote that a legal notice was issued to the owner for failure to detail clean the entire facility and repeat violations.
Yu says the staff is undergoing new training with the Health Department.
Yu says China Dragon is in an older building. She says since the inspection she’s focused on getting everything very clean.
She says the food quality is the most important thing for her customers.
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