New app What the Health is providing dirt on what the cleanest restaurants are in your area. It works by accessing state health records and using the data to provide a universal score that can be used to grade food establishments across all states.
Sometimes reviews off of Yelp and Google do not tell the whole story. Sure, that pizza place smack in the middle of Manhattan is serving the best slice you’ve ever had, but they also have been fighting a rodent problem that could be adding in some unintended and unnoticed ingredients (yeah, gross). Knowing that their dirty laundry can be displayed on their patron’s iPhone is also a sure way to light a fire under restaurant owners to ensure that they are always up to code. One off day during a surprise inspection and the owner could be facing a huge backlash of poor ratings.
Now the app isn’t everywhere (11/50 states), but it is growing. We are curious to hear from any users out there, so give us your app review in the comments!