HYGIENE SCORES IN YELP RATINGS
Beginning Tuesday, Yelp will provide "hygiene scores" for restaurants in New York, California, Texas, Illinois, and Washington, DC. The company plans to continue rolling out the feature in the months to come, eventually covering 750,000 restaurants in large metropolitan areas throughout the country.Although health inspection reports aren't a secret, finding them can be a hassle. They're often posted deep within a municipal government website, or taped up in a corner of the restaurant. "The idea here is to take this information living on clunky dot-gov websites and put it inside Yelp where you're probably already trying figure out where to go eat, and see it in the context of that decision," Luther Lowe, the company's senior VP of public policy, told CNNMoney.