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Restaurant Inspections, Olympia Pizza House

Georgia’s food safety regulations, which were updated with tighter restrictions last year, were a test for new restaurant owners recently.

Not soon after Terry and Lea Sanders re-opened Olympia Pizza House, which was originally started in the 1980s, they were faced with a host of food safety violations that landed Olympia an unsatisfactory 61 (U), according to the report.

Less than a month later, the Henry County restaurant at 5537 North Henry Blvd. rebounded with a 94 (A), the report showed.

While it was cited for basic items – such as improper hand-washing procedures, no paper towels at the hand sinks and employees wearing bracelets and watches in the kitchen – Olympia also was written up for temperature control issues, the report showed.

“There is no written procedure for the cooked pizzas being held for time as a public health control,” the inspector wrote.

This category of infractions heavily weighed down Olympia’s score, leading the owners to write up a prepping process for the dough as the inspector advised.

Terry Sanders explained that making pizza dough calls for it to sit out at room temperature for a certain time period.

In response to the other violations that included inconsistent storage of wiping cloths in sanitizing solution between uses, the owners said they implemented retraining for all of the employees, so proper food safety techniques will be followed at all times.

Lea Sanders also noted that they are serving some of the original recipes of Olympia, which she said many residents still consider a popular spot.

Here are other recent inspection scores from restaurants across the area.

Cherokee County

Pizza Hut, 220 Marietta Highway, Canton. 84/B

  • Little Caesar’s Pizza, 3502 Sixes Road, Suite 112, Canton. 89/B
  • Subway, 2060 Cumming Highway, Suite 500, Canton. 89/B
  • McDonalds, 9961 Ga. 92, Woodstock. 85/B

Cobb County

  • Rose & Crown Tavern, 1931 Powers Ferry Road Se, Atlanta. 75/C
  • Ruby Tuesday, 2435 Delk Road, Marietta. 100/A
  • The Italian Oven Restaurant, 1355 East-West Connector, Suite E-1, Austell. 90/A
  • Time To Dine, 1797 Spring Road, Suite 4, Smyrna. 100/A
  • Udipi Café, 2772 Cumberland Blvd., Smyrna. 83/B
  • Waffle House, 4097 Marietta St., Powder Springs. 95/A

DeKalb County

  • Chopsticks, 2088 Briarcliff Road, Suite 4, Atlanta. 75/C

Forsyth County

  • Provino’s Italian Restaurant, 1610 Market Place Blvd., Cumming. 100/A
  • Ted’s Montana Grill, 410 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 100, Cumming. 96/A
  • Donut Connection, 3225 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. 86/B

Fulton County

  • American Deli, 840 Oak St, Atlanta. 98/A
  • Fishook Grille, 264 19th St., Suite 2160, Atlanta. 93/A
  • Nancy G’s Cafe, 4920 Roswell Road, Suite 55, Atlanta. 100/A
  • Pizza Hut, 3695-C Cascade, Atlanta. 97/A

Gwinnett County

  • Yogli Mogli Frozen Yogurt, 6575 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 402, Duluth. 91/A
  • Laser Voyage Café, 1866 Buford Higway, Suite 100, Duluth. 100/A
  • Tweedy’s, 3153 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suites 114 & 115, Lawrenceville. 100/A

— by Lisa Gibson for the Food & More blog

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