Colorado’s Most Popular Chain Restaurant Might Shock You
Everyone's always talking about how much Coloradans love their green chile, but it seems like no one's talking about how much Coloradans love their Chilis, too - until now.
Colorado apparently loves Chili's so much, that the casual dining restaurant was just named the most popular restaurant of its kind in the state.
Chili's Ranked Top Casual Dining Restaurant In Colorado
Like many other industries, the restaurant industry took a big hit during the COVID-19 pandemic; particularly speaking, restaurant operations - including in-person dining - were completely altered.
While the country saw an overall decline in dine-in traffic at the beginning/during the peak of the pandemic, in the last year - from 2021 to 2022 - casual dining has seen an 8.4 percent increase.
Marketing firm TOPAgency analyzed each state’s consumer tracking data from 12 million Americans to see how states bounced back from COVID-related dips in dine-out spending.
As per collected data via Top Data, the state of Colorado bounced back slower than most; the number of dining out visits rose 3.8% from 2021 to 2022, which marks the 16th slowest recovery rate of all 50 states.
To put that number into better perspective, as per the study, Maine, in contrast, recovered 34.4% of its 2021 dine-out visits within the same amount of time.
Colorado's Top 5 Most Popular Casual Dining Restaurants
As per the study conducted by TOPAgency, the following restaurants are the top five most popular casual dining spots in our state:
2. Texas Roadhouse
3. Red Robin
4. Noodles World Kitchen (better known around here as Noodles and Company)
5. Olive Garden
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