MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — You’ll soon see letter grades reflecting the number of health code violations at restaurants in Milwaukee. The hope is to cut down on food borne illnesses. In 2018, letter grades will be given to restaurants inspected by the city but posting them will be voluntary. Then in 2019, all restaurants will need to put those grades up for the public to see.
CBS 58 News stopped by the 5′O Clock Steakhouse, the first restaurant graded under the new system.
“2018 marks 72 years that this restaurant has been operating. So there’s like a lot of restaurants who are kind of stuck in doing things a certain way and traditions. And you have to maintain the character of who you are as a restaurant but there are certain things that do change,” said Stelio Kalkounos, Managing Partner at 5 O’Clock Steakhouse.