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You may recall the rat who became an internet sensation when it was filmed trying to take a slice of pizza down the steps of a subway station in New York City. The web community responded with funny memes and even tshirts celebrating the beloved NYC Pizza Rat. Eric Stone is the owner of the domain PizzaRat.com. He has gained tons of traffic after this trend emerged for his website and cell phone app. The site helps people pick restaurants based on food safety quality in twenty different cities. Eric Stone joined the RightThisMinute hosts via Skype for an interview on his recent popularity.

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