Years ago, I was assigned to produce a segment called “Not on the Menu” at a Houston tv station. The competing station had a similar franchise and even sported a “Slime in the Ice Machine” song to go with it!
At first, it was comical to sift through restaurant violations. But soon, it became clear that I could not eat out without knowing about all the nasty things happening in the kitchen. Just when I thought my favorite restaurant was safe, a cockroach crawled across my table. Sure enough, a week later, that restaurant was cited for violations, too.
So is it worth looking up reports before heading out the door? I suppose you could argue the answer.
If you choose to know what you’re in for… check out this link. Yes, you can simply search restaurants in your town only. No need to fill every field.