Duct Tape may be the universal DIY fix-all, but a Korean restaurant in Duluth was told to use something else for its repairs.
Jang Su Jang Restaurant at 3645 Satellite Boulevard had points deducted from a recent routine inspection because Duct Tape was being used to hold a table together and to join a longer handle on the end of a spoon.
Tape is not easily cleanable, an East Metro Health inspector said, and advised them not to use it.
The restaurant was also told not to store raw vegetables outside. Some carrots, cabbage, potatoes and squash had been left outside overnight and were contaminated by rain. The food was discarded.
These code violations, among others, gave Jang Su Jang a failing score of 43 out of 100. Their two previous scores were A’s.
Among other violations, the restaurant had a dirty meat slicer, blender and vegetable peeler. There were several cleaned dishes with food debris on them. Floors in the storage area were rotted and needed replacing, and there were several crates, buckets and other unnecessary items cluttered outside the facility that needed removing, according to the report.
Restaurant spokeswoman Ellie Jeong said Monday the staff is sprucing up the facility in preparation for a follow-up inspection.
“We’re re-doing the kitchen floors right now,” she said.
Two recently reviewed Fulton County restaurants pulled up their scores during follow-up inspections. Burger Bar, 186 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, now has a score of 85/B, and Rice Box, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, brought its score up to an A with a 98.
Also, the former restaurant Waterstone Grill, 4849 N. Main St., Acworth, is now a private events venue called Waterstone Events. Owner Joanne Tubo wrote in to say the facility’s latest inspection score has improved and is a 94/A, and no longer a B as listed by Cobb and Douglas Public Health.
Here’s a look at other restaurant inspection scores in the metro area.