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.

Atlanta Church’s Chicken passes after failed health inspection

UPDATE: Church’s Chicken at 1405 Moreland Ave. SE was re-inspected Monday and passed with a 98/A. Two violations were noted: failure to protect the “lip contact surface” of cups stored at a food service line, and failure to provide water at the hose used to wash a garbage container. 

ORIGINAL STORY: A location of Atlanta-based Church’s Chicken failed a recent health inspection, Fulton County records show.

The fast food restaurant on Moreland Avenue scored a 64/U following the Nov. 8 evaluation. Scores below 70 are considered failing. 

Officials observed that the facility “requires a detailed cleaning” due to “excessive food build-up” on the ground and walls in the kitchen. 

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A clogged toilet in the men’s bathroom was also reported.

Another violation was doled out because the most current health inspection was not posted on the drive-thru window, as required. The location’s prior score, from October, was a 70/C.

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Messages left with the restaurant were not immediately returned Thursday. 

Follow-up inspections are generally completed within 10 days of the original evaluation.

Church’s Chicken

1405 Moreland Ave. SE

Atlanta, 30316

Score: 64

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Photo: Church’s Chicken Facebook

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