Dining Grades Qualifies As Finalist For $250,000 Small Business Grant
Dining Grades has reached the final stage in the Mission: Small Business™ competition for a $250,000 small business grant.
July 18, 2012 (Newswire.com) - DiningGrades.com, a leader in promoting clean and healthy restaurant dining, is pleased to announce its status as a finalist to receive a $250,000 small business grant in Mission: Small Business™ presented by Chase and LivingSocial.
Dining Grades (http://www.dininggrades.com) offers consumers with a tool to grade their restaurant dining experiences based on cleanliness, while providing restaurants with critical data and feedback to improve guest perceptions and food safety. With the Dining Grades mobile apps, rating on the go is as easy as answering a series of objective "yes" or "no" questions.
If awarded the grant, Dining Grades will use the funds for further development of mobile applications and an online interface to provide consumers with an attractive, yet simple, platform for rating restaurants based on cleanliness. The support will also be used to pay for staff salaries, develop quality strategic partnerships, and participate in more effective marketing initiatives.
"DiningGrades.com is honored to be a finalist for this small business grant," said Dr. Harlan Stueven, Founder of Dining Grades. "If awarded, these funds will provide crucial support of our mission."
The Centers for Disease Control estimates about 48 million Americans get food-borne diseases every year - 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die. Over 40% of these cases are traced directly back to restaurants. Dining Grades is working to spread awareness of clean dining in order to decrease these astonishing numbers and save lives.
About Dining Grades
DiningGrades.com Founder Dr. Harlan Stueven spent nearly 30 years as an emergency room physician. In that time, he saw patients suffer and die from food poisoning related conditions. He created Dining Grades as a way to improve awareness of food-borne illness, and ultimately reduce it.
Dining Grades can be accessed online or through mobile applications. For more information, visit www.dininggrades.com.
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