Getting a restaurant up and running is difficult enough, but add to that the pressure of having a food service health inspector watch your every move.
Shami Kabab Restaurant in Duluth knows this pressure all too well.
The Afghan restaurant at 6590 Sugarloaf Parkway has been open for less than a month, but already draws a following of customers hungry for their meat kabobs, roasted eggplant and other Middle Eastern delicacies.
Before serving its first customer, the restaurant scored 96 out of 100 on an initial inspection. They received a Gwinnett County food service permit and opened for business.
The first routine inspection March 22 didn’t go as well. They were given a failing score of 65.
A restaurant supervisor said an employee didn’t show up to work that day and they had to bring in someone new. They weren’t prepared to be inspected so soon, he said.
Points were taken off because employees failed to wash their hands between glove changes. Points also were docked