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
B & G Grill
Berry Patch Grill
Best Gas & Grill
Bojanges No. 26 -- Hwy. 111 South
Bonfire's Tortilla Bar
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
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.
Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course Grill
Hardees No. 6 -- E. Ash St.
Huddle House 476 -- Hwy. 117 South
James Delicious Hot Dogs
Jersey Mikes -- Goldsboro
Lane Tree Golf Course Grill
New Hope Grocery
Pizza Village Of Mt Olive
Pupetta Italian Pizzeria
Sams Club Café No. 6443
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
The Country Skillet
The Lighthouse Family Rest.
The Outback Steakhouse
WAGES Nutrition Preparation Site
Wendy's No. 1338 -- N Berkeley Blvd.
Wilbers Barbecue Eastgate
Ya'll's Pizza And Pies
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.
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
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
Institutional Food Service
Alterra Sterling House
Countryside Assisted Living
Fremont Rest Center
Howell's Child Care/Walnut Creek
Re Nu Life Extended
Woodard Care, Inc.
Woodard Retirement Village
Public School Lunchrooms
Charles B. Aycock High
Eastern Wayne Elementary
Eastern Wayne High
Eastern Wayne Middle
Edgewood Community Development
Mt. Olive Middle
School Street Elem.
Southern Wayne High
Spring Creek Elementary
Spring Creek Middle/High
Tommy's Road Elementary
Private School Lunchrooms
Faith Free Will Baptist Church
Mt. Zion Christian Academy
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