A close set of friends Dave Rosage & Jessica LeCronier were taking over and re-opening a restaurant, Skipper’s Pier in Deale, MD and I (Matthew Eierman) was curious about the previous health inspection reports for the location. Even with knowing where to look for a health inspection report it was still a long drawn out process taking almost 2.5 hours. Health department inspections reports are currently viewable in newspapers on select dates of the month, online or on a government website. In most jurisdictions.
HDScores was developed in January 2012. I saw the need to find publicly available government data put it into an easy to search/read format.
HDScores spent the first year recruiting the right team members, refine our business model and develop the technology to standardize and normalize these vast sets of inspection databases.
HDScores is in the start-up stage of business, and has already cultivated a following of 22,300+ Twitter Followers.
A culture of foodies, food networks, sites & blogs, local & celebrity chefs, & TV personalities has arisen.
People have a level of comfort about using platforms to find information about where they should eat, visit and travel.
People demand the best quality information, food, products, chefs and establishments.
HDScores will be creating data access and transparency by releasing health department inspection reports scores from across 3100 Jurisdictions.
HDScores will be the catalysis to empower our clients and users to demand the most sanitary conditions and from all establishments they frequent.
HDScores will be creating data access and transparency by releasing health department inspection reports scores holding all establishments responsible to their sanitation scores to the public.
HDScores has asseblemed an amazing team of experienced Hospitality, Business, Technology, Big Data, and Sanitation Professions united to solving the “Food Safety” and “Big Data” related issues of working with health department inspection data…
We all have a diverse background, from a classically trained chef & pastry chef, the owner of a craft beer company and a CFO of a Major Technology Corporations.
We are passion about solving this problem and HDScores can fill a need within a number of niche markets with the solutions we can provide.
HDScores goal is to reduce food borne illness outbreaks by 15% in every jurisdiction we operate. Lessing the effects of food borne illness on the economy. To use our data to create economic development opportunity for jurisdictions. Using our Database to increase data access and transparency. Creating a valuable tool for clients, consumers and our strategic partners.
We see HDScores integrating with all sorts of associations/companies/organizations in different sectors or industries. Here are a few we could have some synergy working with:
National (Yelp, Urbanspoon, OpenTable, Foodspotting, & Zagat…)
Local (Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, & Food Bloggers/Reviewers…)
Media (Local/National News [Print, Online, Television] Dating Websites & Workshops, TV Personalities/Shows…)
Public (State & Local Health Departments…)
Associations, Boards, & Networks (ACF, RBA, Tourism Boards, Visitor & Convention Centers, Restaurant & Concierge Associations)
Public Safety (OSHA, ServSafe, HACCP, Ecolab, & Insurance Companies…)
Private (Educational & Institutions…)
Search Engines (Google, Bing, AOL)
Data Companies (D&B, Hoovers, AAA, & Consumer Reports…)