For the first time ever, the dining public will now be able to choose a restaurant using a 36 month history of health department food safety scores, converted to a cumulative letter grade. As diners walk the streets in eleven major metro areas this week, they will see window decals honoring those restaurants that have achieved an enviable level of excellence.
Why is this a milestone for food safety? What’s the big deal about an A+ grade?
Western society is measured by grades and letter grades are a system of measurement that is immediately understood – everyone knows what an A+ means.
Many municipalities give letter grades for food safety. Some, like LA or NYC, have been doing so for years. Some municipalities require posting for public viewing and predictably, a health department A grade is prominently displayed with pride. As important and valuable as that is, it represents only one professional approximate 60-minute evaluation. But a 36 month A+ history is a true sign of excellence.
While we display all available scores for the previous 36 months on the DiningGrades.com website, it is the cumulative score, converted to a letter grade that we prominently display. And now we have extended that to window decals that will be displayed in restaurants that have place a high value on food safety.
DiningGrades.com honors the achievement of an A+ with a free window decal, an initiative supported by a strategic partnership with www.DiningSafetyAlliance.org.
Dine out with confidence! Look for the A+ window decal and thank the management for their commitment to food safety excellence.