Update: The restaurant has passed a re-inspection with a score of 88. Read the full report here.
Original: A popular DeKalb County barbecue restaurant failed its recent health inspection with the inspector complaining of unwanted critters.
Old Hickory House, located at 2202 Northlake Parkway, Tucker, received a 63 on the check, according to the report. The inspector said there was “roach activity,” as evidenced by live roaches found, as well as flies in the kitchen and “slime” build-up in the ice machine.
General Manager David Jackson said staff is working on the issues.
“We’re sorry,” he said. “We’ve been doing general thorough cleaning through the restaurant. This is an anomaly. We have pest control coming out even more (than normal).”
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He said he suspects that shuttered businesses in the area have been pushing the pests to Old Hickory House, which passed its other recent inspections.
There were also temperature issues with food, which Jackson said was related to recent turnover in the kitchen.
Staff is also addressing that, he said.
Restaurants that fail are typically rechecked within 10 days.
Old Hickory House
2202 Northlake Parkway, Tucker
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