Re "Restaurant Grades Get High Marks" (Oct. 17), about customers' responses to the restaurant grading system: Unfortunately, this program has a major flaw -- it is very unfair to the restaurants. Any violations must be immediately corrected. The health inspector returns to confirm the correction, but the letter grade will not be changed to reflect compliance until the next regular inspection.
The restaurant can fight to have the sign changed more quickly, but it is very expensive and difficult. I believe a restaurant that is in compliance with health department standards should be able to display an A.