• Midtown restaurant scores 40 on health inspection

    By: Carol Sbarge


    ATLANTA - An Atlanta college campus is not getting a passing grade. Midtown's Tech Diner, also known as Lucky Buddha, near Georgia Tech, got an unsatisfactory on its recent inspection.

    Many of the repeat violations involved direct food preparation.

    While the restaurant scored a 95 in March on a re-inspection, they have had several failing inspection scores.

    On Sept. 18, a Fulton County health inspector found numerous violations, bringing the score down to just 40 out of 100. Channel 2’s Carol Sbarge discovered the restaurant had failed before and had already received on-site training.

    One of the violations included the inspector noticing the workers touching egg rolls with their bare hands and then wrapping them up for customers.

    Other violations included the repeat violation of seeing raw food stored above ready to eat food improperly. Inspectors also noted the dishwasher was not sanitizing properly, observed cutting boards that are black, discolored and pitted and observed a large container of raw chicken sitting out at room temperature.

    The inspection report noted there were eight repeat violations. They have been cited to go to court. The report said management needs to implement procedures that would prevent recurring violations.

    Channel 2 Action News wanted to talk to the owner about the violations, but so far have not heard back from him.

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