The Great Wall Buffet restaurant, located at 4484 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway, received a 76 score on Aug. 28. The low score and a complaint prompted another inspection on Sept. 4, where the restaurant got an even lower score of 71, according to Sidney Croom, Paulding County environmental specialist. Scores in the 70s earn a "C" grade but a 71 is just two points away from receiving a "U" for unacceptable.
"Enforcement action on this particular facility is not clear simply based on a review of inspection scores due to change of ownership issues requiring additional time for correction issues in order to stay within the parameters of the authority of the Health Department," Tim Allee, district environmental health director, said in an email.
Scores prior to April 1, 2012 were charged to the previous ownership; under the new ownership scores have varied greatly over the past year and a permit suspension was issued resulting in a two-day closure in January of this year.
Since that time the facility has received five inspections with one failure with a score of 43 and one B with a score of 88. Over the past three inspections the restaurant has received three Cs with declining scores of 77, 76 and 71.
will be inspected again in the very near future and based on the results
a decision will be made concerning the need for additional
administrative action," Allee said. "This facility has demonstrated inconsistency in
recent months, but with the single failure and based on the corrective
action taken at the time of inspections closure has not been warranted
up to this date.
"Regardless of the facility score all violations considered to be public health risk factors are corrected prior to the inspector leaving the facility," he added.