Pop quizzes always make us a little queasy, but this surprise test might help settle your stomach.
In front of every New York restaurant, costumers can find the restaurant’s grade plastered in a front window. And as parents and teachers expect A’s from their budding, bright-eyed students, so too costumers expect that successful mark.
These consultants train employees on sanitary requirements, presentation expectations and any other extracurricular-type skill that overpriced tutoring companies would teach a child. Fortunately, these mock tests are cheap compared to hundreds of dollars parents spend on prep for the SAT or GRE. For as little as $8, the company will critique a kitchen. Depending on the size and frequency of visits, the price will vary; however, the average cost is only $10 to $12 per visit.
The Flatiron Room puts their services to the test monthly with the Letter Grade Consulting company. “I’m guilty of it. I definitely use [letter grades] as a deciding factor,” owner Mr. Tommy Tardie told The Wall Street Journal. “If I’m walking somewhere and I’m looking for a quick bite to eat, and one is a B and one is an A. It’s a no brainer. I’m going to go to the A.”
So remember New York eateries, B now equals bad. It’s never to soon to start a kitchen savings fund.
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