The “West Coast Meets East Coast BBQ Burger” is a featured item on the Big Kahuna menu.
Photo: AJC file
Photo: AJC file

Burger, taco spot in downtown Atlanta fails health inspection

A restaurant that claims it is “home of the best burger in downtown Atlanta” has failed a health inspection.

Big Kahuna, at 303 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, was given a grade of U and a score of 57 on a Sept. 26 inspection. A follow-up inspection is scheduled for Oct. 6.

An inspector cited the eatery for 18 violations and noted that the “person in charge failed to demonstrate active managerial control.”

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The inspector cited Big Kahuna for an employee consuming food on the grill line, a hand sink blocked by a first-aid kit, food that was stored uncovered, mold in the ice machine, employee drinks stored in the ice machine, food stored on the ground and a failure to provide hot water in the women’s restroom.

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Big Kahuna was also cited for tomatoes, salsa and pico de gallo stored at temperatures that were too warm. The inspector also noticed mayo and pimento cheese being stored after its expiration date.

On its previous inspection, on March 11, 2016, the Big Kahuna notched a score of 81/B.

Calls for comment to Tom Nahas and Rahim Kaba, partners at the restaurant that opened in 2013, went unanswered and were not immediately returned Wednesday.

Big Kahuna
303 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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