BALTIMORE (WNEW) – Baltimore restaurant patrons will soon know just how clean an establishment is if a new measure is approved on Monday by the city council.

Any place that sells food, including food trucks, would be required to post health inspection grades, which range from excellent to fair.

The bill’s sponsor Councilman Brandon Scott says restaurants in other cities with similar polices have benefited.

“If you look at New York, they saw a $700 million dollar plus increase in restaurant revenue,” Scott says.

He adds that posting health grades also encourages places that don’t rank high to do better.

The bill also requires the health department to post online the reasons why a restaurant received a low grade.

WNEW Annapolis Bureau Chief Karen Adams contributed to this report. Follow her and WNEW on Twitter.

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