Is the Flint Water Scandal a Crisis for Restaurants?


It’s been well-publicized how the lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan, has impacted the lives of countless families and children.

A lesser talked about fact is that Flint restaurants are dealing with their own water-related issues. The most frequently asked question isn’t “What’s the soup of the day?” it’s “Do you get your water from Flint?”

The answer, in fact, is “no.”

But even though they get their water from Lake Huron, not the highly corrosive Flint River, restaurants are on the offensive — communicating to consumers that the water used by the area restaurants has been tested, certified and cleared.

Establishments like Angelo's Coney Island have taken extreme measures by placing on every table an inspection report that the water has the all clear. Read more