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New York City wants you to know how sanitary your favorite hot dog stand is

Posted On: Jan 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

New York City wants you to know how sanitary your favorite hot dog stand is

Thanks to a new law, New York City will be giving more than 5,000 food carts and trucks letter grades based on their sanitation.
The grades are similar to ones restaurants have posted in their windows for years.
Will your favorite hot dog stand be getting an "A''?
New York City's iconic food carts are starting to get health department letter grades, giving on-the-go workers and tourists alike a quick reference for cleanliness and safety.
The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene handed out the first batch of grades Friday to about two dozen of the city's more than 5,000 food carts and trucks.
They're the same style placards that have been commonplace at restaurants, coffee shops and other establishments around the Big Apple for about a decade.
The city has always inspected food carts and flagged violations. The new report cards are the result of a law passed last June.
The city says it expects to have all carts and trucks graded within two years.

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