Monday, March 28, 2016

Springs makes poor showing in restaurant rankings

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 5:29 PM

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I guess the Pikes Peak Summit House's reputation for churning out donuts wasn't enough, because Colorado Springs has been ranked dead last for donuts in a survey by Estately Real Estate Search.

We also did poorly in the category of buffets, which might not be such a bad thing, as the Estately website says:
Colorado Springs had the fewest buffets, and the state of Colorado does have the lowest obesity rate in the country, so maybe there is some causation there.

It should come as no surprise that Colorado Springs, and four others, scored zero in the halal category, food and drink prepared in accordance with Islamic law. The others were Tulsa, Okla., Virginia Beach, Va., Albuquerque, N.M., and El Paso, Texas.

Denver scored in the top rankings for Mexican food and gluten-free restaurants. 

Estately's explanation of how it did the analysis: 
Estately Real Estate Search set out to map the restaurant preferences of the 50 largest U.S. cities. Using data from Yelp, we scored each city from 0-300 on the abundance of 18 different restaurant types. The restaurant score for each type of restaurant takes three variables and weights them equally — restaurants per capita, restaurants per square mile and the percentage of all area restaurants that each type makes up.




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