Knoxville hotel kitchen improves health inspection score

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – When a restaurant racks up what are called “critical violations,” food handling practices that when not done properly are most likely to lead to foodborne illness, the inspector returns for a follow-up.

Previous story: Problems at popular Knoxville hotel kitchen

Marriott (Main Kitchen), 501 E. Hill Avenue – Old Grade: 84, New Grade: 94

A few weeks ago, the main kitchen at the Marriott on East Hill Avenue scored a passing grade of 84. The critical violations were dirty utensils stored as clean, improper employee hygiene and improper food storage. Those problems were corrected.

Web Extra: This week’s full inspection reports [PDF]

Top Scores of the Week:

  • Subway, 3105 Alcoa Highway – Grade: 100
  • Gatti’s, 6903 Maynardville Pike – Grade: 100
  • Panera Bread, 4855 Kingston Pike – Grade: 99
  • KFC, 4415 Western Avenue – Grade: 99
  • Chick Fil-A, 9646 Kingston Pike – Grade: 98
  • Parkside Grill, 338 N. Peters Road – Grade: 98
  • Chintzy Rose Tea Room, 6600 Maynardville Highway – Grade: 98
  • Waffle House, 7102 Maynardville Highway – Grade: 98
  • Long John Silver’s, 4412 Western Avenue – Grade: 98
  • McDonald’s, 2812 E. Magnolia Avenue – Grade: 97
  • Buddy’s BBQ, 3700 E. Magnolia Avenue – Grade: 97
  • Chef Ben Hibachi, 5210 Broadway – Grade: 97

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