Establishment Closings

The inspection and regulation of food establishments and other facilities in Alabama is the responsibility of the Alabama Department of Public Health environmental staff at the county health departments and the Division of Food, Milk and Lodging (FML). The Department issues enforcement actions where immediate hazards exist or where compliance is not obtained voluntarily.

An establishment is required to immediately cease operations in the event of any of the following: extended interruption of electrical or water service, complete lack of refrigeration, complete lack of hot water, sewage backup, misuse of poisonous or toxic materials, onset of an apparent foodborne illness outbreak, or other circumstance that may endanger public health, including an inspection score of less than sixty. Operations are not resumed until an inspection indicates conditions constituting an imminent health risk and a substantial hazard no longer exist.

Below is a list of recent (within the last 90 days) enforcement actions for food service establishments, lodging facilities and body art facilities. In most instances conditions are corrected and the establishment can reopen within a few hours. To verify the current status of a particular establishment, contact the Environmental Office of the local county health department.

Food Establishments

Cardinal Drive In
364 Bankhead Highway
Winfield, AL 35594
08/12/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests in violation of the amended July 29, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Lakeside Market & Grill
21143 Highway 431
Wedowee, AL 36278
08/12/2020
Purpose: Extensive water drainage issue causing deep standing water in the food preparation area

Bojangles
3921 McFarland Boulevard
Northport, AL 35476
08/06/2020
Purpose: Roach infestation

Hooter's of Pelham
400 Cahaba Valley Road
Pelham, AL 35124
08/05/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests in violation of the amended July 29, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Johnny Gryll's II
6125 University Drive, Suite A-6
Huntsville, AL 35806
07/30/2020
Pupose: Establishment was still allowing self-service at drink stations by guests; employees of the establishment were still not wearing masks of facial coverings over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests in violation of the amended July 29, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Johnny Gryll's II
6125 University Drive, Suite A-6
Huntsville, AL 35806
07/29/2020
Purpose: Establishment was allowing self-service at drink stations by guests; employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests in violation of the amended July 29, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Smith's True Value of Ashford
20 Ashford Industrial Drive
Ashford, AL 36312
07/21/2020
Purpose: Establishment was allowing self-service at drink stations by guests; employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests in violation of the amended July 15, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Home Plate Cooking
5129 Highway 17
Helena, AL 35080
07/21/2020
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Hardee's #5787
3751 AL Highway 53
Huntsville, AL 35806
07/17/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Furniture Factory Bar & Grill
619 Meridian Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
07/17/2020
Purpose: The establishment was not maintaining at least six (6) feet of separation between people seated at different tables, booths, chairs, or stools in violation of the amended July 15, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Hunan 2 Red Palace
466 1st Street, Southwest
Alabaster, AL 35507
07/16/2020
Purpose: Sewage backup into establishment's parking lot; no restroom available for employees

Y-Mart, Inc. Bakery
10809 AL Highway 168
Boaz, AL 35957
07/09/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Y-Mart, Inc. Deli
10809 AL Highway 168
Boaz, AL 35957
07/09/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Waffle House #1179
80 Al Highway 75 North
Albertville, AL 35951
07/09/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Greenbier Chevron Corp
6725 Swancott Road
Madison, AL 35756
07/09/2020
Purpose: The esablishment was allowing self-service at drink stations by guests in violation of the amended June 30, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Mildred's of Ardmore
27926 Main Street
Ardmore, AL 35976
07/09/2020
Purpose: The establishment was allowing self-service at the buffet by guests in violation of the amended June 30, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer; employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the mouth and nostrils while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Jack's Family Restaurant #224
2312 North Brindlee Mountain Parkway
Arab, AL 35016
07/09/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the mouth and nostrils while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

The Tip Top Bar & Grill
12361 US Highway 431
Guntersville, AL 35976
07/09/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings over the mouth and nostrils while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Burger King #17389
3387 Lowry Parkway
Fultondale, AL 35068
07/07/2020
Purpose: Sewage blockage and overflow at the grease trap

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill
214 Oakwood Avenue NE
Huntsville, AL 35811
07/02/2020
Purpose: An employee of the establishment was not wearing a mask or facial covering over the nostrils while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Checkers 
4000 University Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816
07/01/2020
Purpose: An employee of the establishment was not wearing a mask or facial covering over the nostrils and mouth while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Jack's #161
1414 Rainbow Drive
Gadsden, AL 35901
06/29/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in contact with patrons or guests

Hibachi Sushi Supreme Buffet
181-D Eastern Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36117
06/29/2020
Purpose: The establishment was allowing self-service at the buffet by guests in violation of the amended May 21, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

McDonald's - Guntersville
1745 Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
06/29/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in contact with patrons or guests

Church's Chicken
824 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
06/29/2020
Purpose: Excessive heat; employees sweating onto food contact surfaces

50 Taters
1497 County Park Road
Scottsboro, AL 35769
06/25/2020
Purpose: The establishment was not limiting party size at tables to no more than eight people and maintaining at least six feet of separation between people seated at different tables, booths, chairs or stools; employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in contact with patrons or guests

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
1218 North Memorial Parkway
Madison, AL 35801
06/25/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in contact with patrons or guests

China Grill Buffet, Inc.
9016 Madison Boulevard
Madison, AL 35758
06/25/2020
Purpose: The establishment was alowing self-service at the buffet by guests in violation of the amended May 21, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Jet Pep 8
8191 AL Highway 69
Arab, AL 35016
06/24/2020
Purpose: Allowing self-service at drink stations by guests in violation of the amended May 21, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Little Caesar's Pizza
11805 Hwy 231/431 North
Meridianville, AL 35759
06/24/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Bubba Rito's - Guntersville
12500 US Highway 431, Suite A
Guntersville, AL 35976
06/24/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests; allowing self-service at drink stations by guests in violation of the amended May 21, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Quizno's Subs
900 Bob Wallaca Avenue, Suite 101
Huntsville, AL 35801
06/22/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Alabama Splash Adventure - Star Theatre
4599 Alabama Adventure Parkway
Bessemer, AL 35022
06/22/2020
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Circle K/Cowboy's #2723654
2242 US Highway 431
Boaz, AL 35957
06/19/2020
Purpose: Allowing self-service at drink stations by guests in violation of the amended May 21, 2020 Order of the State Health Officer

Tailgaters, Inc. 
2190 Winchester Road, Suite B
Huntsville, AL 35811
06/16/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Subway #23027
5955 Highway 72 East
Gurley, AL 35748
06/11/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Hungry Howie's #2318
2214 Kent Dairy Road
Alabaster, AL 35007
06/10/2020
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Subway of Bay Minette #5936
102 McMeans Avenue
Bay Minette, AL 36567
06/08/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Perfect Timing Bar & Grill
9481 Highway 431 South
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
06/05/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

West End Grill
6610 Old Madison Pike
Huntsville, AL 35806
06/02/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Extend-A-Suites
33 East I-65 Service Road
Mobile, AL 36606
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Ruby Tuesday #3201
91 Cahaba Road
Greenville, AL 36037
05/28/2020
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Sonic Drive-In #1114
2120 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35810
05/28/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Citgo Quick Stop
6831 Highway 90 West
Irvington, AL 36544
05/26/2020
Purpose: Sewage backup into establishment

Little Caesar's 
5440 Highway 90 West
Mobile, AL 36619
05/25/2020
Purpose: Extensive ongiong insect infestation and a roof leak

Moe's Original Bar B Que
127 Holmes Avenue, Suite 103
Huntsville, AL 35801
05/22/2020
Purpose: Employees of the establishment were not wearing masks or facial coverings at all times while in regular interaction with patrons or guests

Payless Brothers, LLC
6109 Highway 53 
Harvest, AL 35749
05/14/2020
Purpose: Complete lack of water

Flava's Bar & Lounge
311 South Wilson Avenue
Prichard, AL 36610
05/13/2020
Purpose: Establishment was serving food without a valid permit from the health department

TRAP Chicken & Waffles (mobile) 
311 South Wilson Avenue
Prichard, AL 36610
05/13/2020
Purpose: Operating non-approved mobile food unit without a permit from the health department 

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Lodging Facilities

There are currently no closures reported for lodging facilities.

In most cases closure orders for hotels only affect one room or a small number of rooms and not the entire facility. To verify the current status of a particular establishment, contact the Environmental Office of the local county health department.

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Body Art Facilities

There are currently no closures reported for body art facilities. 

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Page last updated: August 12, 2020