Grading Restaurants’ Cleanliness: New York City Says Letters Are Better

Grading-Restaurants-CleanlinessThere’s been much heated debate around the New York City Health Department’s recent requirement that restaurants display sanitary inspection scores, which are now being awarded in more consumer-friendly letter grades. Prior to this approach, curious diners in the Big Apple had to search online to find out details about a restaurant’s sanitary inspection records. Restaurateurs, understandably, have worried that with this new grading system, which is also used in Los Angeles, anything less than an A might put them out of business.

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