This Move By Yelp Should Worry Restaurants With A Spotty Hygiene Record
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
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 oh..my..freaking
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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