If you knew that your favorite local eatery failed its latest health inspection, would you still eat there?
Most of us don’t have to consider that question because restaurant hygiene scores are hard to find—we would have to go out of our way to locate the information on lousy government sites. But that may be about to change. Yelp announced Thursday that health scores will now appear on the site’s listings for San Francisco and New York City restaurants.
I am not a fan of Yelp at all, in my city its is like an elitist crew and they are all in peg leg black jeans. However, I read it and post sometimes. I do like this idea hugely. I get a local email that tells me what nearby places failed inspection and I always remember it. I vote Thumbs Up on health grading. Thumbs down on yelp.
It is a paradox.