A new report on consumer trends of America’s teens has found that fast food chain Chick-Fil-A ranks number one on the list of restaurants teens like best.
The report comes from a survey conducted by Piper Jaffray. It looks at teen spending trends. It is especially noteworthy that Chick-Fil-A has moved into the number one spot, because the restaurant which is known for its founders’ and owners’ conservative Christians values, beat out coffee chain Starbucks which is run with a more liberal mindset.
Starbucks had been the number one restaurant for teens for the last seven years. It is now in second place, followed by Chipotle, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Panera Bread, according to Business Insider.
It is thought that Starbucks couldn’t secure the top spot among teens this year largely due to problems with its mobile orders.
The report also found that teens are spending more money on food in general. In fact, 24 percent of teen spending went toward food this year, followed by clothing (19 percent), cars (nine percent), accessories and cosmetics (nine percent), shoes (eight percent), and electronics (seven percent). Smaller percentages were spent on entertainment.
The report also looked at teens' social media habits and trends. It found that teens’ favorite social media platform is Snapchat, followed by Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, in that order.
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Publication date: April 11, 2017