The AMERICAN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION INDEX has released their 2019-2020 Restaurant Report (based on surveys from April 2019 – March 2020), and LongHorn Steakhouse and Chick-Fil-A were both named the “Most Satisfying Restaurants” in their respective categories.
When it comes to language, the word “best” is often subjective.
What makes something the “best” when compared to everything else around it? Is your dad deserving of that “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug when compared to someone else’s father? While likely, there is a slim chance that somewhere in the world is a different parent who actually IS the World’s Best Dad.
It’s easy to start a restaurant or bar.
It’s harder to make money doing it.
But some bars and restaurants have figured out a way to make it happen, and make a ton of money doing it. Whether they happen to be in the right place at the right time, or whether they’re a destination unto themselves, these TOP RESTAURANTS IN THE COUNTRY have proven that where there’s a will, there’s a way to make some dough in the food business.
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business?
It’s one thing to start a business on your own, go into consulting or similar. It’s another to buy into someone else’s concept and try to make a go of it with their marketing support.
If you’re a foodie and you haven’t had a chance to catch John Favreau’s film CHEF yet, then stop right now and go watch it. We’ll wait.
College students are notoriously cheap. They’re already living in expensive (for them) housing, likely with three or more roommates, and they’re doing everything they can to minimize their living costs. Pizza, while tasty, isn’t good for you health-wise.
But it is cheap.
Eating out at a restaurant — even at a fast food restaurant — can be frustrating at times.
Ever have this conversation at work or with your friends/family?
“So, you want to go out for lunch?”
“Okay, then where do you want to go?”
Look – you’re the one who said “let’s go out”, so why not try to have an idea or two in your head about some place to head out to? Why do you always leave the suggesting up to one person who may not have wanted to decide themselves anyway?
“Oh, pick anywhere. It’ll be fine.”
Then we’re going to the drive thru. Happy?
Ordering dessert at a restaurant is sometimes a fool’s errand.
$6 for a scoop of ice cream that you can buy by the carton at the supermarket for $4? A “molten lava cake”? They’re not that hard to make if the contestants on FOOD NETWORK’S WORST COOKS IN AMERICA can make one.
So it’s no wonder that restaurant desserts have some of the highest markup of almost anything on the menu. And no wonder why many restaurants think nothing of serving up a giant slice of chocolate cake for free on your birthday.