Mimi's Cafe, located at 1880 Mall of Georgia Blvd. in Buford, received a 56/U on the Monday afternoon inspection.
According to the inspection report, chicken was improperly stored “behind” salmon and shrimp and above hamburger patties in one of the restaurant’s coolers. “Cantaloupe, [a] sliced boiled egg, [and] pancake mix” were all being kept at unsafe temperatures, officials said, and steaks were seen improperly thawing “under running water.”
“Observed several containers stacked as clean with food debris,” the report said.
The restaurant was also cited after the inspector found “back up in hand sink in bar area, backing up onto floor from underneath sink.”
Mimi’s Cafe, which offers French-inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is a national chain with locations in 25 states. The Mall of Georgia location is one of only two in Georgia.
Asked for comment around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a Mimi’s employee deferred to the restaurant’s general manager. By lunchtime, that person had not replied to the The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s inquiry
A follow-up inspection will be completed within 10 days of Monday’s failing evaluation.