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Old 07-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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I've never heard of this letter grade thing. Is it something new?

I have to admit it sounds like a pretty good idea, though. Kind of like the Scarlet Letter... except with "A" being a positive.

It is not new but it is state by state.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:48 PM   #12
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I've never lived anywhere they gave ratings that had to be displayed, at least none I remember. I do know that the M&P Bakery I worked in never had a complete passing grade until I started working there and I would not hesitate to buy their goods or eat at the lunch counter.

Most violations that were given out in the places I worked were things like the temp on the walk-ins and freezers were one to two degrees off or the bleach water for cleaning was not the correct percentage.
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I've never heard of this letter grade thing. Is it something new?

I have to admit it sounds like a pretty good idea, though. Kind of like the Scarlet Letter... except with "A" being a positive.
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It is not new but it is state by state.
I learn something new every day! I thought the letter-grade system was nationwide. I remember seeing the letters in restaurant windows in San Diego when I was as young as 6 or 7. In fact, around here they show both the letter and a percentage.

Our local newscasts (Columbia and Charlotte) have weekly restaurant reports, where they show which restaurants have received the highest grades, lowest grades, and those which have brought bad ratings up. They explain what the letter alone can't--why they got the bad rating. Our Columbia CBS affiliate, WLTX, gives a "Golden Spatula" award to one restaurant each week, for having consistently good ratings.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #13
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I have not seen any food rating over my side of the world
It isn't a food rating. The system deals with the health code and violations of the standards. LOL, sometimes I wish it was about the food! Fast foods, garbage chains would disappear!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:11 PM   #14
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i doubt it.

lots of people would just get used to eating a "c" food diet.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:34 PM   #15
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i doubt it.

lots of people would just get used to eating a "c" food diet.
"Filet O' Fish" or a "Whaler". I've always pondered what "Ocean Whitefish" was. There is a place here that specializes in crabs. Captain Crab's Take Away". That just doesn't sound right.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:41 PM   #16
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lol, eat with the captain and get crabs.

kinda like joes gas station and diner.

eat here, and get gas.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #17
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I've never heard of this letter grade thing. Is it something new?

I have to admit it sounds like a pretty good idea, though. Kind of like the Scarlet Letter... except with "A" being a positive.
In Los Angeles it began several or a dozen or more years ago. I don't even recall seeing the letters lately, although IIRC they are required to be posted in plain view. I think my eyes just filter them out now.

It's not a good thing (my not seeing them) but it is a good idea in that some public pressure is brought against restaurants that are not so bad as to be closed by the health department but bad enough they need to show improvement or be threatened with loss of business.
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I appreciate the ratings. It also helps that I work in food, and know first hand how places are inspected. It's also great that our health inspector chooses our store to shop in, she has lots of choices in the area and she shops with us!
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Recently moved from a state that has ratings to a state that doesn't.
BIG difference!
Here, we often notice that restaurants are dirty... like dead, dusty flies
on the windowsills, caked on dirt on blinds, spotty glasses....
Not so much in national chains, but in local eateries, the use of hair
nets, gloves and other sanitary devices is unusual.
We pick carefully where to eat these days.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #20
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Recently moved from a state that has ratings to a state that doesn't.
BIG difference!
Here, we often notice that restaurants are dirty... like dead, dusty flies
on the windowsills, caked on dirt on blinds, spotty glasses....
Not so much in national chains, but in local eateries, the use of hair
nets, gloves and other sanitary devices is unusual.
We pick carefully where to eat these days.
They don't post ratings here (that I have seen) but I have to believe they do inspections.
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