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Kitchen Cops: 2 low-performers reinspected, 7 high performers

The New China Restaurant on Highway 53 in Huntsville made a significant improvement during their recent inspection. (Source: WAFF) The New China Restaurant on Highway 53 in Huntsville made a significant improvement during their recent inspection. (Source: WAFF)
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Downtown Dawgs, a popular lunch spot in downtown Decatur, is one of seven Kitchen Cops High Performers this week.

Scott Dutton opened Downtown Dawgs four years ago. He said he and his staff work through a checklist of tasks to maintain a clean and safe environment for their customers.

"Cleanliness is the most important thing. You got to have good food, of course, but you got to go that extra mile and make sure everything is done properly and correctly. That's what keeps people coming back," he said.

Downtown Dawgs scored a 98 during their health inspection, with just one two-point violation keeping them from a perfect score.

McGee Farm Kitchen in Florence, one of four of this week's high performers that have been on that list before, did get a perfect 100.

In Hazel Green, the staff at The Pit Stop returned to the high performers list by scoring a 99. Geezy Fingers, also in Hazel Green, and also a repeat high performer, scored a 98.

Rhodesville Cafe is back on the high performers list after scoring a 98.

The Jack's on Highway 43 in Russellville scored a 98, as did Tennessee Billiards and Grill in Florence.

The New China Restaurant on Highway 53 in Huntsville made a significant improvement during their recent inspection. The back-to-back Kitchen Cops Low Performer is now off of that list by scoring a 92. 17 points better than their previous inspection score.

Homeside Restaurant in Sheffield did enough to get off of the Kitchen Cops Low Performers list. It takes an 85 to do that, and that's what they scored, three points better than last time.

This week's only Kitchen Cops Low Performer is the Get It & Go! on Highway 72 East in Athens.  The convenience store scored a 77. The inspector reports hot food temperature issues. Chicken was reportedly five to 20 degrees under the temperature needed to prevent bacterial growth, and corn dogs were off the mark by seven degrees.

For health inspection scores from around the Tennessee Valley and across Alabama, click here (Please note: WAFF cannot verify the ability of this third-party link to be viewed on all mobile devices).

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