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Yelp this week announced that it will begin including restaurant hygiene scores on listings in select cities, as part of a government-backed effort to increase transparency for consumers and boost promotion for local businesses. As CEO Jeremy Stoppelman explained in a blog post Wednesday, the feature will be available soon for users in San Francisco and New York first, before expanding to other major cities.
San Francisco ( / ˌ s æ n f r ə n ˈ s ɪ s k oʊ / ), officially the City and County of San Francisco , is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area . The only consolidated city-county in California, [ 11 ] San Francisco encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles (121 km 2 ) [ 12 ] on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula , giving it a density of about 17,179 people per square mile (6,632 people per km 2 ). It is the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City . [ 13 ] San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California, after Los Angeles , San Diego and San Jose , and the 14th most populous city in the United States—with a population of 805,235 as of the 2010 Census .