Running a restaurant is hard work. In addition to keeping customers happy, restaurant owners must make sure their establishment is free of things that could make customers sick.
Ensuring a restaurant is maintaining a clean environment is enforced through inspections conducted by employees with the Tennessee Department of Health.
Find out how these inspections are conducted and what areas are of most interest to inspectors in a story by Staff Writer Madison Mathews.
Included in Mathews' story is a list of the Johnson City restaurants that scored the highest, as well as some of the lower-scoring establishments. How did your favorite restaurants rank? Let us know in the comments section.
And be sure to click on the “Restaurant Ratings” tab on the right-hand side of the JohnsonCityPress home page to view scores of restaurants across the Tri-Cities.
Mathews' story starts on the front page of the Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, edition of the Johnson City Press.