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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

Hardee's #1444
13151 North Hickory Street
Loxley, AL 36551
08/09/2022
Purpose: Sewage backup into the storage room

Colonel's Tavern
4940 Government Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36693
08/08/2022
Purpose: Roach infestation

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
190 Vaughan Lane
Pell City, AL 35125
08/01/2022
Purpose: Unsecured grease trap man hole cover

Subway #3527
975 Gilbert Ferry Road
Attalla, AL 35954
07/26/2022
Purpose: Inadequate refrigeration

Zaxby's Hartselle
351 Highway 31 NW
Hartselle, AL 35640
07/25/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Thai Basil Sushi II
1402 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
07/22/2022
Purpose: Roof leak from the ventilation hood onto the stove and inadequate refrigeration

Pollman's Bake Shop
7505 Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36603
07/20/2022
Purpose: Roach infestation and gross insanitary conditions

Waffle House #563
2615 Zelda Road
Montgomery, AL 36107
07/20/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Mike's Gas & Grocery
4435 Lee Road 166
Opelika, AL 36804
07/18/2022
Purpose: Sewage backing up into the establishment

88 Buffet
6125 University Drive, Suite D1
Huntsville, AL 35806
07/14/2022
Purpose: Unsecured grease trap man hole cover

Panda Express #2774
3777 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL 36303
07/06/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Triple A Convenience Store
22197 County Road 87 Unit-A
Robertsdale, AL 36567
07/05/2022
Purpose: Sewage backup into the establishment due to a septic tank in disrepair

Cream & Cones
2152B Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
07/05/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of water

Shopper Stop #118
4001 Wallace Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117
07/01/2022
Purpose: Sewage was overflowing from the grease trap, running through the parking lot, down the street, and into a storm drain

31 Market
18354 US Highway 31 South
Hope Hull, AL 36043
06/30/2022
Purpose: Unsecured grease trap man hole cover

The Gridiron
201 South 3rd Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
06/28/2022
Purpose: Inspection score of less than 60

H&H Mini Mart I Inc.
3629 Patton Road
Huntsville, AL 35805
06/28/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

McDonald's of Atmore
1414 South Main Street
Atmore, AL 36502
06/24/2022
Purpose: Unsecured grease trap man hole cover

Taste of India
17782 Highway 17 North
York, AL 36925
06/23/2022
Purpose: Roach infestation

Bruster's Ice Cream
10684 Chantilly Parkway
Montgomery, AL 36117
06/23/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Pizza Hut #4409
259 French Farms Boulevard
Athens, AL 35611
06/23/2022
Purpose: Sewage overflowing in the kitchen from a damaged grease interceptor

Cajun Bistro Cafe & Express
1905 Park Place
Birmingham, AL 35203
06/23/2022
Purpose: Inspection score of less than 60

Costa's Mediterranean Cafe
3443 Lorna Road
Hoover, AL 35216
06/22/2022
Purpose: Roach infestation

Shark's Fish & Chicken
4100 Norman Bridge Road
Montgomery, AL 36105
06/22/2022
Purpose: Inadequate refrigeration for the operation

Church's Chicken
1164 East Andrews Avenue
Ozark, AL 36360
06/22/2022
Purpose: Seage backup into the kitchen

Pizza Hut #36061
2246 Winchester Road NE, Suite 308
Huntsville, AL 35811
06/21/2022
Purpose: Sewage backup into the kitchen and inoperable toilets

McDonald's
658 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602
06/16/2022
Purpose: Contamination of food, equipment, utensils, and single service items from remodel construction dust and debris

Jax Salad Bar
5441 US Highway 90 West, Unit B
Mobile, AL 36619
06/14/2022
Purpose: Operating without a food permit

Captain D's #3627
1014 South Eufaula Avenue
Eufaula, AL 36027
06/13/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Asuka Buffet
1100 Skyland Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
06/08/2022
Purpose: Inspection score of less than 60

Patel Food Mart #1
847 Lafayette Highway
Roanoke, AL 36274
06/08/2022
Purpose: Gross insanitary conditions including a roof leak, complete lack of hot water, extensive remodeling, and no warewashing sink

Zaxby's 
11608 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35803
06/03/2022
Purpose: Unsecured grease trap man hole cover

Healthy Nutrition
3801 A Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
06/02/2022
Purpose: Gnat and fly infestation

Popeye's Chicken #13164
5478 US-280
Harpersville, AL 35078
06/01/2022
Purpose: Water from a leak was splashing on work surfaces and food

Zen Asia
965 Highway 80 West
Demopolis, AL 36732
05/26/2022
Purpose: Lack of adequate refrigeration

McDonald's of Loxley #14888
12593 North Hickory Street
Loxley, AL 36551
05/26/2022
Purpose: Multiple roof leaks throughout the kitchen

Captain D's
1104 Glenn Boulevard
Fort Payne, AL 35967
05/26/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Quality Inn Restaurant
1102 Columbus Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801
05/25/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Dodge City Shell
233 AL Highway 69 South
Hanceville, AL 35077
05/23/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Blue Crab Trading Co
9091 US Highway 90, B-2 Unit 2
Irvington, AL 36544
05/16/2022
Purpose: Operating without a food permit

Clean Fuels
3020 Noccalula Parkway
Attalla, AL 35954
05/16/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of hot water

Carlitos Mexican Grill
8844 Minnie Brown Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
05/13/2022
Purpose: Inspection score of less than 60

Dollar General #13446
5840 Cherry Hill Road
Montgomery, AL 36116
05/13/2022
Purpose: Complete lack of water

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Lodging Facilities

Cornerstone Inn and Suites
1013 Highway 231 South
Troy, AL 36081
07/26/2022
Purpose: Room #103 was found to be contaminated with bed bugs

Country Inn & Suites
3465 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36303
06/27/2022
Purpose: Room #317 was found to be contaminated with bed bugs

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

Art-I-Facts Tattoo Gallery
4820 University Drive NW, Suite 34
Huntsville, AL 35816
07/29/2022
Purpose: No documentation verifying the necessary spore destruction test results for sterilization of equipment 

D&D Art Studio
731-A Holcombe Avenue
Mobile, AL 36606
06/23/2022
Purpose: Operating without a body art facility license or body art operator permits

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Page last updated: August 9, 2022