"Facility allows dogs into the facility but does not have written procedures in place ... for assuring employees do not touch pets," the inspection report said. The restaurant was also dinged for not having "plugs" to keep rainwater out of its dumpster.
Universal Joint, a "community oriented restaurant/bar concept" with roots near Decatur, opened its Lawrenceville location in 2014. On Monday morning, restaurant partner Mark Brennan called the inspection results "unfortunate" but said corrections were being made.
"To be quite honest and blunt," he said, "a lot of these violations are not serious."
A follow-up inspection will be completed with 10 days of Sunday's failing evaluation.