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Published on June 11th, 2015 |

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Buckhead’s Landmark Diner fails inspections, refuses to close

The Landmark Diner on Roswell Road in Buckhead refused a request to voluntarily close after failing three of its last five health inspections and citations were issued against the popular 24-hour eating spot Thursday, according to a report by Channel 2 TV news.

The latest failing score came one week after the restaurant received a score of 52.

Some violations that led to the failing score on June 3 include: Flying insects throughout facility, raw meat stored improperly, both ice machines filthy inside and observed dirty equipment throughout including shelves, coolers and gaskets.

One of the repeat violations found in the re-inspection was dented cans in the restaurant and some of the food items had expired including soda syrup from 2014.

Landmark Diner management was asked by Channel 2 why they had so many violations that would lead to an even lower score on the followup. The founder of the Landmark Diners, Tom Lambrou, says they are retraining workers

“Sometimes the rush of the business, we’re open 24-hours. We’re very successful. Sometimes we fail,” Lambrou said.

Lambrou told Channel 2 the violations were human mistakes that have been corrected. He said everything wasn’t fixed by the second inspection but says they are now ready for the third inspection which is expected this week.

Fulton County said Landmark Diner voluntarily closed for eight hours Monday for maintenance and someone from the county inspection department is meeting with workers Thursday.

The citations will be heard in court on July 7.

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