Metro Atlanta Wendy's hit with 20+ health code violations

Channel 2's Carol Sbarge learned some of the violations included a worker making sandwiches with their bare hands.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — More than 20 violations led to a Gwinnett County Wendy’s restaurant getting a very low inspection score. It's located on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Suwanee.

Channel 2's Carol Sbarge learned some of the violations included a worker making sandwiches with their bare hands.

The health inspector raised concerns in the latest inspection report that some of the violations were repeat ones.

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The restaurant was inspected on Nov. 11 and received a score of 48.

Sbarge spoke to customers during the lunch rush Wednesday afternoon.

“That's not good. I eat here pretty often so that's going to change my mind,” said customer John Dominique.

The 48 score is a re-inspection after the same Wendy’s received a 73 score on Nov. 6.

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Violations with the 48 included vanilla Frosty base and raw grill chicken not held cold enough, trash littered around the dumpster, and containers of ready-to-eat food uncovered in the walk-in cooler.

Sbarge went to the Wendy's to ask about the violations and what they've done to correct the problems, but a manager said they would have no comment.

In June, the same Wendy's got a 91 on a health inspection. Having two low scores follow so quickly is not what some customers expect from a well-known chain restaurant.

“I expect a lot more. I expect the food to be clean,” Dominique said.

The inspector let the restaurant staff know that a failure on the follow-up inspection, which will happen this month could lead to a permit suspension.

There will be a second follow-up inspection done this month at the Wendy's.