Restaurant health inspection grades have been available to the public for some time, but in Dallas and Fort Worth, they were difficult to locate in the public health data.
In case you missed it, the Dallas Morning News (DMN) has just rolled out a new website located at restaurantinspections.dallasnews.com that includes health inspection grades for restaurants in Dallas, Carrollton, Plano, Richardson, and Fort Worth. The site includes three main ways to search: (1) by restaurant name; (2) by issue (such as mold or rodents); and (3) by letter grade (A, B, C, D or F). The DMN reports it hopes to add new cities to the database and has provided an e-mail address for readers to submit suggestions.
Counsel for restaurants should advise their clients of the existence of this site to avoid negative publicity and ensure that inspection grades are accurately reflected.