DENVER (KDVR) — Chili’s is still the casual dining spot of choice in Colorado.
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.
Colorado bounced back slower than most. The number of dining out visits rose 3.8% from 2021 to 2022, the 16th slowest recovery rate. Maine, in contrast, recovered 34.4% of its 2021 dine-out visits.
In Colorado, Chili’s was the most visited casual dining restaurant, as it was for eight other states.
Colorado’s top five include, in order: Texas Roadhouse, Red Robin Gourmet Burger, Noodles World Kitchen and Olive Garden.