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Restaurant inspections, Panera Bread Dunwoody

Recently, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution reader, called with a food safety complaint about a Panera Bread location in Dunwoody.

The DeKalb resident said she wanted a resolution to the service provided to her and her husband, but she decided not to release her name. The complaint covered her experience with the cashier, as well as a complaint that her husband killed a roach in the dining area when they first arrived at the 1625 Mount Vernon Road location one late evening.

Asked whether they dined at the restaurant after the experience, she said yes. “It was late,” so we decided to stay, she said, noting that they have previously visited Panera locations. The DeKalb resident said she decided to call especially because of unsatisfactory service with the cashier.

The manager at the restaurant acknowledged knowing about the complaint, but referred the AJC to a Panera Bread spokesperson for comment.

Following Panera’s internal investigation, spokeswoman Linn Parrish said:

“Panera Bread appreciates feedback from our guests and wants to know if we’ve disappointed them in any way. Having checked our food safety audit reports for the last two years, we believe this customer experienced an isolated incident, and hope she will give us another try.”

Food safety reports show high-level scores, including:

April 6, 2011: 97/A

March 3, 2010: 90/A

Feb. 11, 2009: 92/A

After told of the complaint, an inspector in DeKalb followed up with a food safety investigation Feb. 10.

“No live roaches were observed in the kitchen, service and storage areas,” according to the informal food safety report. The inspector did note, however, that one dead roach was found at the water heater area.

The inspector also reported that management showed record of monthly pest prevention service at the facility.

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

Cherokee County

  • Blimpie Express, 6435 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock. 90/A
  • China Wok, 3760 Sixes Road, Suite 134, Canton. 95/A
  • Corner Bistro, 2360 Towne Lake Parkway, Suite 110, Woodstock. 90/A
  • Hardee, 2075 Towne Lake Parkway, Woodstock. 94/A
  • Kayson’s Grille (Aka American Grill), 3755 Marietta Highway, Canton. 92/A

Cobb County

  • Jimmy John’s, 1133 Chastain Road, Suite 400, Kennesaw. 91/A
  • Lupitas Mexican Grille, 4796 Canton Road, Suite 700, Marietta. 100/A
  • McDonald’s, 3101 Roswell Road, Marietta. 92/A
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill, 3348 Cobb Parkway, Suite 130, Acworth. 100/A

Fulton County

  • Grindhouse Killer Burgers, 1842 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 89/B
  • Huldah’s Caribbean Cuisine, 9 Jessie Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta. 96/A
  • IHOP, 870 North Main St., Alpharetta. 98/A
  • Landmark Diner Jr., 2277 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta. 91/A
  • Little Bangkok Restaurant, 2225 Cheshire Bridge Atlanta. 90/A

Gwinnett County

  • Yogurt King, 1630 Scenic Highway, Suite X, Snellville. 97/A
  • Dominos Pizza, 5330 Lilburn Stone Mountain Road, Suite 108, Lilburn. 100/A
  • Hibachi Express, 1417 Grayson Highway Suite C, Lawrenceville. 100/A
  • Checkers, 5260 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Norcross 90/A

— by Lisa Gibson for the Food & More blog

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