Health inspection

Last week we introduced a series listing some of the best (and worst) health inspection scores for Williamson County restaurants, bars, businesses, hotels, schools and day care centers.

So with the Super Bowl on Sunday night (way to go Broncos!), looking at the health scores of Sports Bar-style establishments seemed like a good idea for week two. Plus, below that we list the lowest recent scores from around the county.

Bar and Grill Scores

Here are the scores at some places where you might have watched the Big Game:

BusinessLatest Score
Dos Margaritas -Fairview99
La Plaza Meixcans - Fairview93
Taco Bell - Spring Hill99
Don Arturo's Mexican Grill - Spring Hill98
Pueblo Real - Franklin95
Pollo Tropical - Cool Springs96
Mazatlan Authentic Mexican - Brentwood95
The Local Taco - Brentwood96
Oscar's Taco - Nolensville96
Taco Bell - Maryland Way96

Quick note: A business needs to have a score of 90 to be considered “passing.” If inspectors give a place a score below 90, they will give the business a chance to pass in a re-inspection shortly afterward. To stay open- and serving food at all- the place must make at least a 90 in the follow up. So it might help to think of these scores as on a scale not out of 100 but out of 10, from 91-100. That is not exactly correct, because a 90 is still a 90, but a 90 is the lowest score a place can have that is considered in the industry to be passing.

Inspections are once every six months, once between January 1 and June 30 and once between July 1 and December 31 of each year.

Lowest Scores

We will look at low scores in a new area each week, starting here with Fairview. Here are the lowest scores there:

NamePrevious Previous Previous
Dos Margaritas- Fairview94 94 (11/14)78 (3/14)
93 (Follow up)
Sonic- 2018 Fairview W. Blvd90
94 (Follow up)
95 (10/14)95 (1/14)
La Plaza- Fairview Blvd.88
93 (Follow up)
86 (10/14)
91 (Follow up)
79 (1/14)
93 (Follow up)
Country Cafe, Fairview Blvd.9392 (10/14)93 (1/14)

Info: There are two types of violations- critical and non-critical. According to the Tennessee Departmen[t of Health web site:

“Critical Violations: Violations of the Food Regulations, which, if left uncorrected, are more likely than other violations to directly contribute to food contamination or illness. Examples of critical violations include poor temperature control of food, improper cooking, cooling, refrigeration, or reheating temperatures.

“Non-Critical Violations: Violations not directly related to the cause of food-borne illness, but if uncorrected, could impede the operation of the restaurant. The likelihood of food-borne illness in these cases is very low. Non-Critical violations, if left uncorrected, could lead to Critical violations. Examples of non-critical violations include a lack of facility cleanliness and maintenance.”

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Monday Special: Health Inspection Scores