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Meet the woman who wrote 1,440 Yelp restaurant reviews

Hannah Hong can’t remember the last meal she cooked. But if you’re a chef working in her neighborhood, chances are she remembers one of yours.

“I love food. I love learning about it. I want to engulf myself in everything about it,” said Hong, the elementary school teacher from Alexandria, Va., who posted 1,373 restaurant reviews on Yelp last year, according to officials at Yelp. “A certain restaurant, a certain dish, a certain chef. I just want to try everything out there.”

Based on her output, it seems like she’s well on her way. A member of Yelp’s “Elite Squad” and one of the site’s most prolific and influential community members, Hong writes an average of four restaurant reviews each day. By comparison, the majority of Elite members typically write a couple dozen to a few hundred per year.

“Her numbers are insane,” Gretchen Powell, Yelp’s community manager for Northern Virginia, said with a laugh. “It’s something to be in awe of.”

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