Predicting public health risks from restaurant reviews
Each year, millions of people cycle through and post Yelp reviews about their experiences at these same restaurants. The information in these reviews can improve the City’s inspection efforts and transform the way inspections are targeted. Flagged public health risks at restaurants by combining Yelp reviews with open city data on past inspections. An algorithmic approach discovers 25% more violations with the same number of inspections.
Restaurants shutting down
People getting sick from exposure poor heath practices
Fast Facts about Connecticut’s Restaurant Industry
7,877 eating and drinking locations in Connecticut in 2017.
154,100 restaurant and foodservice jobs in Connecticut in 2017 = 9% of employment in the state.
By 2027, employment is projected to grow by 7.1% = 11,000 additional jobs, for a total of 165,100.
$7.5 billion projected sales in Connecticut’s restaurants in 2017.
Connecticut Restaurant Association - https://www.ctrestaurant.org/ct-restaurant-industry.html
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