Newton County Krystal fails recent health inspection

Newton County Krystal restaurant fails inspection with a 64

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Newton County fast food restaurant failed a health inspection with violations that included mold. The Krystal on Highway 278 in Covington currently operates as drive thru only because of the pandemic. On Sept. 29, the restaurant failed a health inspection with a score of 64.

Customer Bobby Reeves told Channel 2′s Carol Sbarge that surprised him because he had just eaten there. Violations included an ice machine with a mold like substance, french fries stored with raw chicken, and no soap at the hand washing sink.


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Through a statement a Krystal spokesperson told Sbarge, “We are in the process of resolving the issues at our Covington location and have requested a follow-up score assessment that better reflects our corporate culture and guest experience.” The restaurant will be re-inspected within 10 days.

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