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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.

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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