Yelp to add restaurants' health-inspection grades

January 17, 2013

Reviews site Yelp is adding restaurants' health-inspection grades to its site, giving users yet another filter through which they can decide where to eat.

Inc. said Thursday that city-provided health-score information will be available in San Francisco first. Restaurant grades in will be added in the coming weeks.

San Francisco-based Yelp says its engineers have been working with the cities in designing technology that lets municipalities publish inspection information on its website.

For San Francisco businesses, the new program displays restaurant health scores—for example, 92 out of 100. Clicking on the number takes users to a page with more detailed information about the restaurant's recent inspections. In New York, restaurants are given letter of A, B or C by health inspectors.

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not rated yet Jan 17, 2013
It would give people something other than the negative reviews that are all that the current filter passes.
not rated yet Jan 17, 2013
How is this scientific or technological news? Or, even just a little bit related to PhysOrg stuff?
not rated yet Feb 16, 2013
Yeah, BiteScore already does this and they integrate with Seamless, Zagat, OpenTable, and others...

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