No Knox County restaurant scores below 80, 3 perfect scores

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – For the first time in many months, there are no health inspection grades below 80. As we have reported, inspectors are spending less time checking the little things, like improper lighting, faulty ventilation, or dirty walls and more time on bigger issues.

For instance, they’re paying close attention to food temperatures making sure it is either hot enough or cold enough. They’re watching kitchen workers more closely for proper handwashing and hygiene.

Also being closely monitored is the proper sanitation of pots, pans, dishes and utensils.

Plus, inspectors are doing a lot of teaching, making sure restaurant management and staff know the health rules.

Top Scores of the Week

  • Archer’s BBQ, 10205B Kingston Pike – Grade: 100
  • Casual Pint, 234 Brookview Center Way – Grade: 100
  • Subway, 314 Merchants Drive – Grade: 100
  • Krystal, 2815 North Broadway – Grade: 99
  • The Wagon Wheel, 115 S. Central Avenue – Grade: 99
  • Armada, 116 S. Central Avenue – Grade: 98
  • Subway, 4803 North Broadway – Grade: 97
  • Asian Flavor, 5541 Clinton Highway – Grade: 97

Health inspections are unannounced. They’re conducted every six months and they represent a snapshot of conditions at a restaurant at the time of the inspection.

If you notice a problem, let the manager know or call the health department in the county where you live.

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