Yelp to Add Restaurants’ Health Inspection Grades

by Christopher Freeburn | January 18, 2013 11:10 am

Yelp to Add Restaurants’ Health Inspection Grades

Yelp630 300x227 Yelp to Add Restaurants Health Inspection Grades[1]People looking up restaurants on Yelp (NYSE:YELP[2]) will soon have more information[3] to help choose the right place to eat.

The website will incorporate grades received from local health inspectors into its restaurant reviews, the Associated Press notes.

Restaurants in San Francisco will see their health inspection results appear in Yelp reviews first, followed by those in New York City.

Yelp has been collaborating with municipal health officials to include the grades in its reviews. New York grades restaurants using letter grades, with A representing the best results, while San Francisco uses a numerical scale up to 100, with higher numbers representing a superior grade.

During the last quarter of 2012, Yelp’s shares slipped as it faced new recommendation service competition from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB[4]), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG[5]) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[6]).

Shares of Yelp rose almost 1% in Friday morning trading.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Yelp630.jpg
  2. YELP: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=YELP
  3. will soon have more information: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEC_YELP_HEALTH_SCORES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-01-17-15-46-36
  4. FB: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=FB
  5. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  6. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL

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