QSRMagazine.com released an article yesterday highlighting some customer satisfaction results from the ACSI’s (American Customer Satisfaction Index) latest annual report.

The general trend is that bigger chains saw a boost in their customer satisfaction numbers, mainly due to how customers perceive value in this type of economy. See David Von Amburg’s quote below.

“In a down economy, in an economy where consumers are more challenged in terms of their spending, the biggest chains … are probably best positioned to leverage generating revenue via value.”

“When the economy is good, those kind of smaller establishments tend to thrive, but when the economy is on a downturn, it’s much harder for those small players to leverage price, to leverage value. As a result, satisfaction will typically suffer, because in a down economy, what are customers looking for? Not so much quality as value.”

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