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Health Department lists food sites with top scores

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on January 24, 2007 1:48 PM

The number of eating establishments in Wayne County earning high marks on inspection ratings is growing, health officials said Tuesday night during the Golden A Award ceremonies.

The much-sought-after Golden A award is given annually by the Wayne County Health Department to restaurants and food stands earning 95 percent or higher on four inspections throughout the year. The latest round produced 145 recipients, as compared to 135 last year.

"It's an accomplishment because when we go in, we check a lot of things," said James Roosen, health director, ticking off a laundry list that ranged from food temperature to vermin.

Two years ago, 168 food stands received the commendation. Presenters last year attributed the drop to 135 to the closing of the Winn Dixie chain, a consistent recipient.

This marks the ninth year for the Golden A program. Based on scores given during health inspections, it is given in five categories -- restaurants, food stands, institutional food services, meat markets and school lunchrooms.

Tommy Gibson, chairperson of the Board of Health, shared a breakdown of the number of participants in the program.

"In the last year, 68 of the 210 restaurants qualified, which is 32 percent," he said. "For food stands, 22 out of 67 qualified, or 33 percent."

As for the other categories, all four private schools qualified, as did all 29 eligible public schools, 12 out of 18 institutional kitchens, and 10 of the 18 meat markets inspected.

"We're proud of you," Gibson said to the audience. "We know you do a good job. ... You make Wayne County a safer place to live."

For the sixth year in a row, Schlotzsky's Deli was named winner in the restaurant category for having the highest average for the year, with a score of 102.

Others with the highest averages in their categories included Wal-Mart seafood in the food stands category; Brian Center for institutional food services; Food Lion No. 2581, Pikeville, meat market; and a four-way tie in the school lunchroom category between Meadow Lane, Eastern Wayne and Rosewood elementary schools and Rosewood High School.

The complete list of recipients are as follows:


A & K Grill

All Stars Family Fun Center

AMF Boulevard Lanes

Andy's -- Goldsboro No. 3 -- Hwy. 111 South

Andy's of Pikeville

Arby's 74

B & G Grill

Berry Patch Grill

Best Gas & Grill

Bojanges No. 26 -- Hwy. 111 South

Bonfire's Tortilla Bar

Brooklyn Pizzeria

Buck Swamp Grill

Burger King No. 8119, Wayne Memorial Dr

Burger King No. 10370, Hwy. 117 South

Burger King No. 12268, N. Spence Ave.

Canteen APV Baker

Capital Cafe

China City

China Eight

Chuck E. Cheese

Eagles Nest Diner

Eastern Region VR Food Service

Fast Eddies Sports Bar

Five Star Restaurant & Catering

Food Lion Deli No. 2581, Hwy. 117 North

Friendly Mart No. 18, Indian Springs Rd.

Fuji Steakhouse

Geddy's Cafe

George's Grill

Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Grill

Grady's Barbecue

Great Wall

Hardees No. 6 -- E. Ash St.

Huddle House 476 -- Hwy. 117 South

James Delicious Hot Dogs

Jersey Mikes -- Goldsboro

Lane Tree Golf Course Grill

Maes Restaurant


New Hope Grocery

Philly Cheesesteak

Pizza Village Of Mt Olive

Premier Theatre

Pupetta Italian Pizzeria

Quiznos Subs


Rudy's Grill

Sams Club Café No. 6443

Schlotzsky's Deli

Scotts Barbecue

Southern Wayne Pro Shop


Subway 1159 -- E. Ash St.

Subway No. 37418 -- N. Spence Ave.

Subway No. 4981 -- N. Breazeale Ave.

Taco Bell 19633 -- 11th Street

Taqueria Zapopan

Tasty Shoppe

The Country Skillet

The Lighthouse Family Rest.

The Outback Steakhouse

Tienda Flores

Triangle Restaurant

WAGES Nutrition Preparation Site

Wendy's No. 1338 -- N Berkeley Blvd.

Wilbers Barbecue Eastgate

Ya'll's Pizza And Pies

Food stands

D & H Mart

Domino's Pizza-N. Spence Ave

Eureka Mini Mart

Food Lion Deli No. 2530, Five Points Plaza

Food Lion Deli No. 2576, E. New Hope Rd.

Food Lion Deli No. 2591, 1809 E. Ash St.

Friendly Mart No. 10 -- Hwy. 111 South

Handy Mart 63 -- Highway 70 East

In And Out Convenience Store

Kwik Mart No.107

Pantry No. 894 -- E. New Hope Rd.

Pantry No. 925 -- N. Berkeley Blvd.

Pretzel Twister

Quick Mart Food Store -- Franklin St.

Rawlings Express Mart

Soft T Shop

Sweet Grandma Grill

Take A Break

Wal-Mart No.1236 Deli

Wal-Mart No.1236 Seafood

Wilcohess No. 397

Wing Zone

Meat Markets

Country Butcher Shop

Food Lion No. 1364W Grantham St

Food Lion No. 2530-Five Points Plaza

Food Lion No. 2576-E. New Hope Rd

Food Lion No. 2581-Hwy 117 North

Food Lion No. 544-N. Breazeale Ave

Food Lion No. 1692 -Hwy 111 South

Piggly Wiggly No. 39-N. Lionel St

Rosewood Food Liner

Sam's Club

Institutional Food Service

Alterra Sterling House

Brian Center

Countryside Assisted Living

Fremont Rest Center

Howell's Child Care/Walnut Creek

Magnolia Place

Re Nu Life Extended

Somerset Court

The Meadows

The Pines

Woodard Care, Inc.

Woodard Retirement Village

Public School Lunchrooms

Brogden Middle

Brogden Primary

Carver Elementary

Carver Heights

Charles B. Aycock High

Dillard Middle

Eastern Wayne Elementary

Eastern Wayne High

Eastern Wayne Middle

Edgewood Community Development


Goldsboro High

Goldsboro Intermediate


Greenwood Middle

Meadow Lane

Mt. Olive Middle

North Drive

Northeast Elem.

Norwayne Middle

Northwest Elem.

Rosewood Elementary

Rosewood High

Rosewood Middle

School Street Elem.

Southern Wayne High

Spring Creek Elementary

Spring Creek Middle/High

Tommy's Road Elementary

Private School Lunchrooms

Eagle Café

Faith Free Will Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Christian Academy

St. Mary