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This Move By Yelp Should Worry Restaurants With A Spotty Hygiene Record

By Forbes

For those restaurants and other food service operators that may have a subpar hygiene and health inspection record, it's time to act up: Review site Yelp is displaying those scorecards on the pagesRead full story


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  • Smart move for Yelp; tough news for restaurateurs. But if you’re gonna be all about providing info to consumers, better to have some authoritative info in addition to the unfettered opinion.

  • Pairing with sites like Enigma who are aggregating more serious restaurant health code violations (buying seafood from sketchy vendors/ rats chilling in the walk-in/ etc.), it’s hopeful that this should help decrease rates of food poisoning in NYC, as well as force restaurants to raise their standards.

  • I think this is great. I work in the restaurant industry for quite a while when I was younger. It can be hard to find a good place to eat that is nice and clean. Our score was 98 when we had a restaurant because we persisted in keeping the place up to code. The thing is not a lot of restaurants think that way. At least this way somebody will be outing them so that they have to clean themselves up.

  • Go Yelp. We need more transparency regarding health, hygiene, and the food we all consume. The direct link to our overall wellbeing (i.e. culinary medicine and nutrition), as individuals and a society, is apparent now more than ever before.

  • Solid effort which will yield bette service.

  • This will be very helpful for those who loves eating out. After watching countless episodes of Kitchen Nightmares by Gordon Ramsay, I can’t help but wonder if most American restaurants are as disgusting as those featured in the show. It’s kind of traumatic really. You see a nice enough resto but then when their kitchen was inspected you can’t help but react with


  • This is great for patrons and bad news for restaurants that are banking on their patrons not taking the time to look up their information past a basic search. I can’t wait to be able to look up the places around here! It may cut way down on places I’m willing to go!

  • A real winner...will hopefully entice subpar restaurants to shape up, or ship out!

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