• Ants among violations that led to failing health inspection for Waffle House restaurant

    By: Carol Sbarge


    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - 7/16/2018 UPDATE: The restaurant has been reinspected and received a score of 100.

    A Gwinnett County Waffle House has failed a health inspection because of violations including ants.

    The restaurant is located  at 932 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville, and on July 6, it got a score of 57.

    One potential customer, Charles Hardegree, said he wouldn’t eat there while the score is that low.

    Violations included dirty floors throughout the restaurant, with trash, old food debris, flies and ants in the facility and workers using the hand sink to store dirty pans.

    Waffle House officials are apologizing, saying they are are sorry they let their customers down.

    In a statement, Waffle House officials wrote:

    “Our area Vice President and our corporate food safety team are working with the management and associates at this restaurant to ensure our safety protocols are in place. They have completed a thorough audit, corrected the issues and have scheduled a meeting to go over our protocols for the entire staff.”

    This was the second health inspection for the restaurant this year. In April, the same Waffle House got a score of 91.

    Hardagree says if the score gets back up, he would eat there again. Waffle House officials said in the statement that they’ll be working to rebuild customers' trust.

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