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.

Northlake Mall restaurant rechecked after roaches, flies found

Update: The restaurant was reinspected Monday and received an 83, with no mention in the report of insects. Read the new report: here.


A restaurant at Northlake Mall in DeKalb County failed its recent health inspection with a variety of cleanliness concerns, as well as roaches and flies in the kitchen.

Fork in the Road, located near the main entrance of the popular mall off Northlake Parkway, scored 48 on Monday, according to the inspector’s report.

The restaurant didn’t respond to a request for comment Friday. 

The report noted issues including: raw meat stored next to cooked meat, no sign reminding employees to wash their hands, and food debris accumulation.

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It also said the inspector saw a live German roach on a commerical dishwasher as well as a “roach casing” on a hand soap package and live “drain flies.” 

Restaurants that fail are typically checked again within 10 days.

Fork in the Road

Located in Northlake Mall

Score: 48

Report: here.

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