Survey: Millennials love Red Lobster, Boomers love Cheesecake Factory


If you see a young crowd at Red Lobster next time you visit, it’s probably because the restaurant is a favorite among the youthful demographic.

And the restaurant survey says… 

According to a new survey by Consumer Picks, people aged 18-24 picked Red Lobster as their favorite restaurant chain to visit, followed closely by Cracker Barrel and First Watch. Häagen-Dazs was the favorite of people aged 25-44, followed by Ben & Jerry’s and Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, while people aged 45-64 favored The Cheesecake Factory, Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Olive Garden.

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The oldest group, those 65-75, picked Rubio’s, Corner Bakery Café and Jet’s Pizza as their top spots.

As for gender, women favored The Cheesecake Factory over P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Chick-fil-A, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Red Lobster.

Men have a sweet tooth, as their top pick was Ben & Jerry’s followed by The Melting Pot, Bonefish Grill, Johnny Carino’s Italian and Häagen-Dazs.

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The survey also found that high-income spenders favored Häagen-Dazs and The Cheesecake Factory, while lower-income spenders bought food at Ben & Jerry’s and The Melting Pot.

Read more at Consumer Picks.

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