LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — If you’re a clean freak, a germaphobe, or simply would rather not dine at a combination restaurant/rat’s nest, a brand new iPhone and iPad app is a must-have tool for you.

The free Happy Kitchen app works by pulling D.C. Department of Health inspection reports and displaying the closest restaurants to your current location along with a visual rating.

A green, wide smiling icon means “none or almost no violations.” A blue smiley means “very few violations.” A yellow, flat-mouthed face means “several critical violations” and a red, frowning face means “a high amount of critical violations.”

While it’s not an official DOH app, the developers say all their info comes straight from the department’s reports. To download Happy Kitchen, click here.

For a more in-depth look at DOH inspection reports for local restaurants, take a look at Channel 9’s database.


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