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Waffle House in Cobb fails health inspection for being unhygienic

A Waffle House in Marietta failed its recent inspection by one point, according to Cobb County health department records.

The store at 2720 Sandy Plains Road scored a 69 on Wednesday. Any score below a 70 is considered failing.

The inspector marked off the single point after seeing employees do things like scrape dirty dishes then immediately deliver food and also handle raw meat then touch ready-to-eat food.


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An employee was seen coming into the kitchen from the back door without washing their hands, according to the report.

A manager was not immediately available Thursday when The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called the restaurant, and the line disconnected after an employee was told the call was about the failed inspection.

“We apologize to our customers for letting them down. Our management team has worked with our corporate food safety team and have corrected all the issues,” Waffle House spokesman Pat Warner said Thursday.

The location received an 81 in February 2018 and a 95 in November 2016.

Follow-up inspections are usually done within 10 days of the original evaluation.


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Waffle House No. 2156

2720 Sandy Plains Road

Marietta, Ga., 30066

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