Florida, New York, California home to combined 21 of top 100 cheap restaurants in US, according to new industry report
October 2, 2012
– Urbanspoon, the leading mobile restaurant discovery application and reservation management system, today released its list of America's Most Popular Cheap Eats, spotlighting 100 restaurants across the U.S. where diners can get the tastiest bang for their buck. The list is based on a deep dive of Urbanspoon's database of more than 1 million restaurants for those eateries that received the most coverage and reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, the Urbanspoon community, and diners.
"Urbanspoon users know that a great meal doesn't have to end with an exorbitant check," said Kara Nortman, SVP of Consumer Businesses, CityGrid Media. "From breakfast burritos to late night pizza, this list has something to satisfy every craving without breaking the bank."
The Urbanspoon list of America's Most Popular Cheap Eats covers 27 states and 61 metropolitan areas. It comes as no surprise that states known for their expansive cuisine options have a solid presence on the list, with both New York and California boasting seven restaurants each, but strong numbers point to an array of delicious cost-conscious options peppering states across the Midwest and South as well. Florida topped the list with ten restaurants appearing in the Top 100, Texas boasted nine, eight cheap eateries in Tennessee earned nods (five in Memphis alone), and Louisiana and Oklahoma each had six restaurants on the list.
Popping up on the list are a plethora of delis and cafes with mouth-watering offerings, with highlights including a Fayetteville grilled cheese joint, St. Louis' frozen custard, and Portland's famous Voodoo Doughnut, all sure to inspire both local pride and hunger pangs.
Restaurants on the Urbanspoon's 2012 America's Most Popular Cheap Eats list were selected based on a rating algorithm that includes: blog posts on Urbanspoon; diner voting behavior; consumer reviews; critic reviews; and page views.
Urbanspoon is a leading online local restaurant guide, aggregating restaurant content from across the Web including newspapers, professional food critics, bloggers and diners. Urbanspoon allows diners to make restaurant reservations through its online booking service, both on the Web and mobile. In addition, Urbanspoon offers restaurants Urbanspoon Rezbook - a complete reservation and table management system built to run on the Apple iPad. Urbanspoon is a subsidiary of CityGrid Media, LLC (www.citygridmedia.com), an IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) operating company, and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.