Restaurant Report Card: Dairy Queen scores 62; Ann's Snack Bar gets Golden Spatula

(Source: WGCL)

I found, quite possibly, the best burger joint in the entire state this week at Ann’s Snack Bar on Memorial Drive in Atlanta.

It’s old school. In fact, they’ve been around 46 years thanks to Ms. Ann, who started the restaurant. Sadly, she passed away three years ago, but her brother James is carrying out the family tradition and they have some really good food here, including the world-famous “Ghetto Burger.”

But what you’ve got to understand when you come into the restaurant is that they have a list of rules you must follow.

And we couldn't wait to try.

They received a perfect 100 and an ‘A’ on their health inspection score and for that, congratulations! They are the winner of this week’s Golden Spatula Award.

And the food, it speaks for itself.

Of course, you can get the chili dog, you’ve got the fries and the cheeseburger, but I couldn't wait to eat the "ghetto burger," and it was good!

Other good scores

In Fulton County, Jersey Mike’s Subs on Roswell Road received 90 points. In Cobb County, Curry Curry Thai on Highlands Ridge Road in Smyrna picked up a 96. In Gwinnett County, whatlya have? Well, The Varsity on Dawson Boulevard in Norcross has a 98.

Dairy Queen fails

Meanwhile, a Dairy Queen Evans Mill Road in Lithonia scored a U for unsatisfactory.

“I just ordered a milkshake and I’m leaving this place right now,” said customer Rosalyn Ringer. “I’m not going to eat here.”

The Dairy Queen failed its last health inspection with 62 points. The report says an employee picked up a lid on the floor, washed a dish, and then handled a cup of ice cream without washing their hands.

Plus, an open bag of uncooked chicken was stored inside an open box of raw beef patties. And grilled chicken and milk were at an unsafe temperature.

Dairy Queen manager Eazaz Momin said his employees have learned a lesson and all violations have been corrected.

Or have they?

Milk should be 41 degrees or lower, and theirs was sitting at 43 degrees.

“I think it’s because we bring it in and out, in and out,” said Momin.

Management threw out the milk and can only hope that doesn’t happen on a follow-up inspection.

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