01/21/04 — Golden A awards

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Golden A awards

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on January 21, 2004 2:02 PM

Calling area restaurants with the highest sanitation grades the "valedictorians" for 2003, Ben King of the Health Department applauded winners of the Golden "A" awards on Tuesday night.

There were ties in two categories this year, bringing the number of top recipients to six. Slotzsky's Deli again captured the high honor in the restaurant category, tied with Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Grill. Both received scores of 99.75 percent.

Under food stands, Winn-Dixie Fisherman's Wharf on North Berkeley Boulevard remained in the top spot, tied with its counterpart on Wayne Memorial Drive. Each received a score of 99.5 percent.

Spring Creek Elementary School was named top school lunchroom, with a score of 99.63 percent.

And in the meat market category, Food Lion on N.C. 111 South had the highest average with 99.88 percent.

A new category was also added this year for rest homes and nursing homes, called the institution food category.

Certificates were handed out to 156 food establishments during the annual celebration at the Wayne Center, an increase of over 132 recipients last year.

James Roosen, health director, was the featured speaker. He said he was impressed with the number of restaurants that earned the award.

"Thirty-two percent of our restaurants have had scores of 92 percent or higher on four consecutive inspections," he said. "That says a lot about your commitment to excellence."

Dr. Terry Frazier, chairman of the Board of Health, also noted the value of the Golden "A" program. He said it is not only low-cost but has improved results in the food service industry and instilled pride in the recipients.

"To earn an A, I think the same thing holds true as in school," he said. "People who score this have paid attention to detail; it's the little details that count."

Once again, 100 percent of the Wayne County public schools received the award. Dr. Steven Taylor, superintendent of schools, said that became the goal several years ago.

"Three years ago, we missed it by one," he said. "Last year all 29 schools received the Golden A and did again this year."

He said the school system serves more than 5,000 breakfasts and 14,000 lunches each day.

The Golden "A" awards represent excellence in the area of food sanitation performance, said Worth Heath of the environmental health department. This is the sixth year for the program in Wayne County.

The complete list of 2003 recipients is as follows:


All Stars, Alton's BBQ, AMF Boulevard Lanes, Andy's-Wayne Memorial Drive, Andy's-John Street, Andy's-Mar Mac, Andy's-Mount Olive, Andy's-Spence Avenue, Arby's, Berry Patch Grill, Best Gas and Grill, Billie's Restaurant, Boondoggle's, Brooklyn Pizzeria-Hwy. 117 South, Buckswamp Grill, Burger King-Breazeale Avenue, Burger King-Spence Avenue, Canteen APV Baker, Cashwell Market, China Garden, CiCi's Pizza, Eastern Region VR Food Service, Fast Eddie's Sports Bar, Five Star Food Service, Food Lion Deli/Bakery #2581-Hwy. 117, Pikeville, Fuji Steakhouse, Geddy's Cafe, George's Grill-Hwy. 13 N., Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course, Grady's BBQ, Great Wall, Hardee's #4-Hwy. 117 S, Hardee's #6-Ash Street, Hardee's-Eleventh Street, Hardee's #5-Grantham Street, Italian Pizzera, James Delicious Hotdogs, Jersey Mike's, Jones Grill, Krispy Kreme, Lamar's Mexican Restaurant, Lane Tree Golf Course Grill, Lantern Inn, McDonald's-Wayne Memorial Drive, Mae's Restaurant, Michelle's-Ash Street, Michelle's Diner-Grantham Street, Mimmos, Piggly Wiggly Salad Bar-Mount Olive, Round-A-Bout Skating Center, Royal Tea Room, Sam's Club, Schlotzsky's Deli, Scott's BBQ, Seafood Shack, Spence Market, Steak Barn, Sub Zone,Subway-Ash Street, Subway-Hwy. 117, Subway-Patetown Road, Taco Bell-Ash Street, Taco Bell-Eleventh Street, Taqueria Zapopan, Taste and See, Tasty Shop, The Country Skillet, The Lighthouse Family Restaurant, Triangle Restaurant, WAGES Nutrition Site, Wendy's-Berkeley, Western Sizzlin, Wilber's Eastgate, and Wilber's Northside.


Burger World 2, Domino's Pizza-Spence Avenue, Domino's Pizza-Brezeale Avenue, Mount Olive, Domino's Pizza-Five Points Road, Downeast Travel Center, Food Lion Deli #128-Spence Avenue, Food Lion Deli #1364-West Grantham Street, Food Lion Deli $1692-Hwy. 111 South, Food Lion Deli #2530-Hwy. 117 South, Food Lion Deli #544-Mount Olive, Friendly Mart#2-Center Street, Mount Olive, Friendly Mart #5-117 S., Dudley, Friendly Mart #16-Hwy. 111 S, Seven Springs, Friendly Mart #10-Hwy. 111 S., Goldsboro, Friendly Mart #14-335 Hwy. 13 S, Handy Mart #63-Hwy. 70 E., LaGrange, Happy Store #346-Berkeley Boulevard, Hasty Mart #28-Miller's Chapel Road, In and Out Convenience Store, It's Always Pizza Time, JP's Stop and Shop, Lil Italy's Pizza, Pantry #894-New Hope Road, Pantry #925-Berkeley Blvd., Rodney's BBQ, Servco Shop, Soft T Shop, Sunburst Foods, Sweet Grandma's Grill, The Chosen Mart, Wayne County Dragstrip, Winn Dixie Fisherman Wharf #911-Wayne Memorial Drive, Winn Dixie Fisherman Wharf #918-Berkeley Boulevard, and Winn Dixie Fisherman Wharf #912- Hwy. 117 S.

Meat markets

Country Butcher Shop, Food Lion #2581-Hwy. 117, Pikeville, Food Lion-Spence Avenue, Food Lion-West Grantham Street, Food Lion-Hwy. 111 South, Food Lion-Hwy. 117, Food Lion, Mount Olive, Piggly Wiggly #39, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie #911-Wayne Memorial Drive, Winn Dixie #918-Berkeley Boulevard, and Winn Dixie #912-Hwy. 117 S.

School lunchrooms

Brogden Middle, Brogden Primary, Carver Elementary, Carver Heights Elementary, Charles B. Aycock, Dillard Middle, Eastern Wayne Elementary, Eastern Wayne Middle, Eastern Wayne High, Edgewood Developmental School, Faith FWB Church, Fremont STARS Elementary, Goldsboro High, Goldsboro Middle, Grantham School, Greenwood Middle, Meadow Lane, Mount Olive Middle, Mount Zion Christian Academy, North Drive, Norwayne Middle, Northeast Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Rosewood Elementary, Rosewood Middle, Rosewood High, School Street Elementary, Southern Wayne High, Spring Creek Elementary, Spring Creek Middle/High, Tommy's Road Elementary, and St. Mary's.

Meat markets Country Butcher Shop, Food Lion #2581-Hwy. 117, Pikeville, Food Lion-Spence Avenue, Food Lion-West Grantham Street, Food Lion-Hwy. 111 South, Food Lion-Hwy. 117, Food Lion-Mount Olive, Piggly Wiggly #39, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie #911-Wayne Memorial Drive, Winn Dixie #918-Berkeley Boulevard, and Winn Dixie #912-Hwy. 117 S.

Institution Food Service

Howell's and The Pines