People are starting to see the new implementation of sanitary grades listed on the outside of food establishments in New York. It will certainly take a while until the inspectors can cover all of 28,000 signs they have already produced. The idea behind the grading system is it will exert pressure on restaurants to pay more attention to food safety. It of course should come as no surprise that the New York State Restaurant Assosication has been fighting this system and is raising funds to challenge it. This picture (to the right) is an example of Bagel Hole at the Av J location. In NYC you can also get restaurant inspection information online as well.