ATLANTA - A Buckhead pizza restaurant was cited for having a “grimy” kitchen in its latest health inspection, which it failed.
The inspector said the kitchen at Buckhead Pizza Company needed to be cleaned from top to bottom.
Buckhead Pizza Company is right in the heart of Buckhead on Peachtree Road. It has an attractive dining area but a health inspector said the kitchen was not, giving them an inspection score of 44 on July 16.
Violations included all "equipment in facility is dirty", "entire kitchen is dirty,nasty and grimy," "observed wait staff touching lemons with bare hands and observed raw meats/eggs stored improperly throughout the facility."
Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge went to the pizza restaurant to ask about the inspector's findings.
She was directed to the owner who spoke to her on the phone. He said they have been cleaning the entire kitchen and had an outside contractor helping with that.
The inspector found the cutting boards in the restaurant were worn and unsanitary. The owner said he has replaced all of the cutting boards.
The owner also said the worker who touched the lemons with bare hands has been disciplined. He said managers are also getting up-to-date this week on being certified food managers.
The inspector found the manager on duty during the inspection was not certified.
The restaurant should be re-inspected within the week.
The restaurant received an inspection score of 76 in February. Upon re-inspection in March, they got an 97.