Restaurant Inspections: Proper Hand Washing a Problem for Some Employees this Week

Knoxville News Sentinel
July 14, 2020


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many restaurants have gone to takeout only, reduced hours or have temporarily closed. Please call ahead to make sure a restaurant's status has not changed.

The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits; follow-up scores may not be immediately available. For more information on health scores, visit

Perfect scores

Bravo Cucina Italiana (lounge), 106 Major Reynolds Place


Archer's BBQ Commissary, 311 S Weisgarber Drive: Multiple food items observed out of original container missing labels; single service items (cups, lids) stored improperly. 98

Aubrey's At Papermill, 6005 Brookvale Lane: Multiple food items out of original packaging missing labels; build-up in ice machine; dust build-up on fans in cooler. 98

Zaxby's, 1636 Parkside Drive: Improper use of hand sinks observed; improper handwashing observed; restroom needs cleaning for employees. 96

Aubrey's At Papermill (lounge), 6005 Brookvale Lane: Dishwasher is not working properly. 95

Jersey Mike's, 4839 Kingston Pike: some food in cooler observed being held above 41 degrees; multiple soiled wiping cloths not properly stored in sanitizer; build-up in ice chute of the fountain drink machine. 93 (98 follow-ups)

Panera Bread, 4855 Kingston Pike: Hand sinks missing paper towels; milk and cream were observed being held at 45-46 degrees. 93 (98 follow-ups)

Waffle House, 6230 Papermill Road: Hamburger meat and pork chops improperly stored; some items on top of the cooler were observed improperly holding above 41 degrees; employee food improperly stored; dirty wiping rags observed not in sanitizer solution; tops/side of equipment and shelves dirty with build-up. 88 (97 follow-ups)


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