Georgia has rules it requires every food service operation to follow. These are just a few of the many health and safety regulations. Food service operations without a permit are illegal. Employees must know how to prevent foodborne illness and the symptoms of those illnesses. Food must be kept at the correct temperatures to prevent pathogens from growing. Employees must meet standards of cleanliness while working around food. If health laws are not met, the food service's permit may be suspended.

DeKalb Checkers rechecked after failed inspection with numerous flies

Update: The restaurant passed a Tuesday re-inspection with a 79. Read the new report: here.


A DeKalb County Checkers failed a health inspection Monday with “numerous flies” found throughout the facility, along with other issues.

The restaurant, located at 2775 Panola Road in Lithonia, received a 58, according to the inspector’s report. The report says the inspector saw an employee not wash their hands after handing a cell phone; walls with food splatter and black substance; and equipment with food debris and grease build up.

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The restaurant and parent company didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Restaurants that fail are typically re-inspected within 10 days.


2775 Panola Road, Lithonia

Score: 58

Report: here.

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