Restaurants and other dining-out establishments have to meet some pretty strict requirements to stay in business. After all, who wants to eat at a place where rodents might be scurrying about in the kitchen?
Some restaurant managers say the scores aren't always fair, and that inspectors often slam them for minor violations.
So our Patch Question of the Week is: do health inspections matter to you? Do you faithfully peruse the inspection reports before you go out to eat? Are county health departments too picky in their reports, or not picky enough?
Tell us what you think in the comments area below this article.
And the next time you're thinking about eating out, check out some of these recent health inspection reports from around metro Atlanta: