Nation's Restaurant News (NRN) announced today that Romano's Macaroni Grill® was the top-ranked brand in the Italian/Pizza segment among casual-dining chains in its 2016 Consumer Picks survey.
Macaroni Grill also ranked 5th overall among casual-dining brands, moving up from its No. 7 ranking in 2015.
The annual survey, which NRN produced with WD Partners, is a comprehensive look at customer preference and restaurant brand strength. Survey respondents rated 40 casual-dining chains on 10 attributes, including Food Quality, Cleanliness, Service, Value and Atmosphere. Those ratings created an Overall Score, which was weighted by the importance customers placed on each attribute.