• Local Restaurant Scores Now Online


    ATLANTA - A brand new website may answer questions about how your favorite restaurant scored on health inspections.

    From burger joints to white table cloth restaurants, many never see what goes on in the kitchen, so the Georgia Department of Community Health is making checking restaurant scores easy.

    All Georgia restaurants get regular inspections, now scores have to be posted where customers can clearly see them in the restaurant and on the Internet.

    Tim Callahan of the Department of Community Health told Channel 2’s Diana Davis the website was designed to make it easier for customers to make informed decisions about where they eat. Callahan said before the website it could be difficult.

    “In most counties you would actually have to contact the health department instead of going to the restaurant and viewing the inspection score on the wall,“ said Callahan

    Callahan said restaurant inspections are only a snapshot of how a restaurant does on a particular day, but customers should also be aware of how the restaurant does over time.

    Previous scores are also shown on the website, and you can check out where a restaurant needs improvement, according to Davis.

    For example was the food kept at the proper temperatures? Did employees wash their hands? Are surfaces cleaned and sanitized?

    About 117 of 159 Georgia counties are on line. If the restaurant you are looking for isn’t on line it will be soon. A score of 69 or lower is unsatisfactory.

    To check out how your favorite restaurants did just click here.

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