Yelp to post sanitation scores for Wake County restaurants
Posted October 3, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Yelp can help people find all kinds of services in their area, along with user reviews, but the website will now publish the latest sanitation inspection grades for Wake County restaurants.
County officials said the partnership with Yelp is a no-brainer.
"This is absolutely an example of transparency in government," said Bill Greeves, Wake County's chief information officer. "We have this data already, so we want to be able to share it with the audience that might be interested in it in the best way possible. Overall, it's really a great citizen service. Providing easier access to that information is really what it's all about."
Wake County is only the third location in the country to offer inspection information. San Francisco and Louisville are the others.
The sanitation scores go live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.