UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Michelin Guide recently announced its 2018 stars for its home country, France.

The restaurant and hotel guide, published by the French tire company Michelin, has been operating for more than 50 years.

Food lovers around the world are known to use the guide as a rule-of-thumb for the best in the culinary arts.

Michelin stars determine how good a restaurant is rated, where three stars is the highest and one star is the lowest.

This year’s guide includes over 600 restaurants; 57 of them are newcomers and 28 of them picked up Michelin’s highest marks – three stars.

La Maison des Bois in Manigod and Castellet Hotel are both newcomers to the list and went straight in with three stars.

The only restaurant to fall off the three-star list this year is Le Suquet à Laguiole, which has held the high honor since 1999.