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The record: A searchable database of restaurant inspections by the state.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about a restaurant you are thinking about going to or to find out if your favorite is as good as you think it is.
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Where you get the records: Go to www.ksfoodsafety.org. Click on "Inspection Search" under the "Restaurant Information" category. Then you can input the name of a restaurant. Or you can just enter "Wichita" under the "city" field and see the results of all Wichita restaurant inspections.
How much it will cost: The information is free.