Yelp to add restaurants’ health-inspection grades

NEW YORK — The reviews site Yelp is adding restaurants’ health inspection grades, giving­ users yet another filter through which they can decide where to eat.

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


San Francisco-based Yelp said its engineers have been working with the cities to design technology that lets municipalities publish inspection information on its website.

In San Francisco, the program displays restaurant health scores — for example, 92 out of 100. Clicking on the number takes a user to a page with more detailed information about recent inspections. In New York, restaurants are given letter grades.

Associated Press

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