What is score.restaurant about?
We are a health inspection report aggregator for food establishments.
Deciding where to eat can be hard, we make it easier. We believe that peer reviews, while helpful, do not paint the whole picture. We also provide a better representation of establishments by cross referencing health inspection reports with reviews.
Which areas does score.restaurant cover?
CanadaAlberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Greater Toronto Area, Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria
USACalifornia (San Francisco, Santa Clara county), Washington (King county)
Where does score.restaurant get its data?
Each food establishment in Canada and the USA is governed by a local food authority. The authorities regularly inspect the establishments and publish the data online. These reports are where we get our data from. To see exactly where, we link to the source of the information from each establishments page.
How do I know that score.restaurant isn't tampering with the establishment data?
Maintaining your trust is our top priority. To ensure that we stay honest, all establishment reports link to the official portals where the information we show can be found.
How does score.restaurant rank establishments?
All establishments start with 100 points.
If the health authority provides a score of its own, we use that.
For each infraction in the last two years, the number of points is subtracted based on the severity and the age of the infraction. Additional points get subtracted for repeated infractions.
Additional points are also subtracted for infractions that resulted from public complaint or follow-up inspections. Should an establishment have a perfect follow-up inspection, it gains some points back.
Why do some establishments show up with a question mark or a sad smiley face score?
If the establishment hasn't been inspected at least twice in the last two, a Tomati score of "?" is displayed. If the establishment has an unusually high number of infractions which may cause its score to go into the negatives, it gets displayed with a sad smiley face instead of a score.