Attention New Yorkers - yeah, those sanitary grades you’re seeing all over town: Pretty snazzy and convenient, eh?
While you’ll probably continue to frequent an ‘A’ or ‘B’ restaurant, while staying clear of the ‘C’ establishments, you might want to pay special consideration to those listed as ‘Grade Pending.’
- They failed inspection the first time and are now appealing for a better grade.
- After they get their grade, they can wait for another inspection while they fix their violations. Which is the honest approach.
- Or, if they have enough money, make those violations…ahem…disappear. I know of one restaurant that has done this…and it was quite the schwanky eatery.
But, let’s assume they go back and ‘fix’ their violations. I would think that they would REALLY fix their violations and earn their grade, right? But I’m a jerk and therefore believe they will just fix to the bare minimum (because they really didn’t give a sh*t before inspection) and repeat this process the next time they get caught. After all, the Sanitary Department only makes money off of violations and fines, yes? I’m just sayin.