Top 10 dependable lunch spots in Midtown Manhattan
New Yorkers are obsessed with eating, and collectively consider the island of Manhattan and the four outer boroughs a foodie paradise. But when it comes to lunch, most New Yorkers are simply looking for a quick, cheap bite near the office, and that usually means deli sandwiches and salad bars. (Sorry Tom Colicchio, Jean Georges, and Anita Lo. We'll save you for dinner.)
In the following slides, we'll take a look at the most dependable lunch spots in an area teeming with office workers: Midtown Manhattan. When we say "dependable," we don't necessarily mean "fantastic food" or "great service," we mean just that: dependable — a place where people go to buy their lunch and return again and again. Since Bundle aggregates actual information about how people spend their money, we have a unique view into the spending habits of New Yorkers (and other people across the country), and have built a Merchant Recommender for New Yorkers, with other cities to come.
Each merchant in our recommendation tool is assigned a loyalty score ranging from 0 to 100, which is determined by several factors, including how frequently customers actually return, and how much of their budget for a particular service or product is spent at that merchant (the average restaurant loyalty score is 52, and restaurants in the 90th percentile have a loyalty score of 70 or more). The higher the score, the more loyal the customer is to that particular merchant. Let's take a look at the lunch spots in Midtown that New Yorkers depend on.