FQotD: Dear PoP – Restaurant Grades

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

“Dear PoP,

Per attached, NYC is getting set to enact a restaurant letter grading system reflecting the sanitary conditions at restaurants and are requiring to be posted prominently in a front window, or on a door or wall that can be seen immediately as diners enter.

I lived in LA for years and the grading system was very helpful in determining restaurants to be avoided for lack of sanitary facilities. as evidenced by a daily examiner (i think) article a few months ago, there is just no way for a consumer to know whether a restaurant is up to code, somewhat sanitary, or god forbid varmint infested.

any idea whether a similar grading system is being considered in dc? while the restaurateurs in NYC may fight the new rule, it would seem an opportunity for restaurants to embrace the system and use it to their advantage.”

So for the Friday Question of the Day: What do you guys think – would this be a good idea for DC?

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