(Editor's note: This article has been updated to show the eateries that received "A" grades.)
One area restaurant received a failing grade on its most recent inspection by the Grayson County Health Department.
The Grayson County Health Department rates restaurants and other establishments that serve food based on their adherence to codes set by the Texas Department of Health. Restaurants are given an “A,” “B,” “C” or “F” score. An “A” means sanitarians reported no or only a few minor violations. Those with a “B” were found to have several minor violations, but nothing major. Restaurants with a “C” might have a major violation or repeat offenses, but in the inspectors' opinions, nothing bad enough to warrant an “F.” An “A” means sanitarians reported 10 or fewer demerits. Those with a “B” received 11-20 demerits. Restaurants with a “C” earned 21-30 demerits and restaurants with “F” ratings had more than 30 demerits.
Golden Corral in Sherman received 43 demerits on its inspection on Dec. 16. That resulted in a grade of an “F.” The inspection report says a small stand up refrigerator had an internal temperature of 46 degrees, which was not cold enough. The report said a pound of sausage links and 15 pound of liver had to be thrown out.
Additionally, the report said that a manager told the health inspector that food was recooled and used again in the salad bar area after the six hours that public health guidelines say it can be left out.
The following restaurants received “B” grades:
Rock Creek Golf Club, at 219 Club House Drive, in Gordonville;
Nissi's Deli, 2123 E. Houston, in Sherman;
Grandy's, 3201 Texoma Parkway, in Sherman;
Cheddar's Cafe, 3300 N. Hwy. 75, in Sherman;
Uptown Kids Childcare, 498 Spence Road, in Van Alstyne;
Golden Chick, 3121 Regency Lane, in Denison;
Church's Chicken, 501 N. Austin Ave., in Denison;
Lucky Truck Stop, 31242 U.S. Highway 82, in Whitesboro;
The following restaurants received “A” grades:
Family Dollar Store, 616 N. Union Street, in Whitesboro;
Just Like Home, 6313 Old Sherman Road, in Whitesboro;
Knights of Columbus, 2027 S. Austin, in Denison;
Light House Resort & Mariana, 300 Lighthouse Drive, in Pottsboro;
Paradise Grill & Grocery, 23 Paradise Cove Road, in Pottsboro;
Subway, 809 Union, in Whitesboro;
Subway, 3427 W. FM 120, in Denison;
Gunter High School, Middle School and Elementary School in Gunter;
Donut Choice, 100 East Hughes, in Collinsville;
Howe Elementary, Howe Middle and High School in Howe;
Old World Meat Market, 301 W. Main, in Whitesboro;
Dillingham Middle School, 1701 E. Gallagher, in Sherman;
Fairview Elementary, 510 W. Taylor, in Sherman;
Jefferson Elementary, 608 N. Lee Ave., in Sherman;
The School Zone Academy, 105 Doyle St., in Howe.