• Covington McDonald's fails inspection with score of 58

    By: Carol Sbarge


    NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - 11/13/2017 UPDATE -- The restaurant has been reinspected and now has a score of 95.

    The owner/operator of a local McDonalds is responding to a failed health inspection.

    The McDonalds on Crowell Road in Covington received a health inspection score of 58 out of 100.

    The owner/operator told Channel 2's Carol Sbarge they are very disappointed with their failing score and take full responsibility.


    Two sisters who go to that McDonalds several times a week said they were very surprised the fast food restaurant got only a 58 on November 2nd. Rebekah and Mary Rose French said they thought that was gross.
    Violations included water dripping into a large bin of salad from vents and fans above, worker stacking dirty trays on clean ones and improper storage of frozen raw chicken.

    When Sbarge went to the McDonalds Monday it still had its previous score of 90 posted. The owner/operator, Lynn Miller says since being a franchise owner since 1974 no customer ever got sick and she wants to keep it that way.

    In an e-mail Miller also wrote,

    “There is never a good excuse for a failing score. With that being said, the manager on duty did have several key employees absent from work and was trying to balance food safety and health department issues while trying to provide good service to our customers.”

    Miller said a newer employee made two mistakes the manager didn’t catch. She explained they’ve now reviewed the health department regulations with the staff. Miller says she wants to assure the public they will improve their score.

    Channel 2 Action News will keep you updated on what the new score is after a re-inspection this month.


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