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More than three in five consumers say chicken (67%) and turkey (61%) are healthier alternatives to beef and pork. -Technomic Center of the Plate Poultry Consumer Trend Report

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Restaurants generating the biggest swing in social media sentiment this week. View More

Brands Trend + Sentiment - Sentiment SP Score
Whataburger ↑ 15% 72% 28% 51
Firehouse Subs ↑ 25% 100% 0% 90
Buffalo Wild Wings ↓ -23% 67% 33% 38
The Palm ↓ -7% 76% 24% 57

SP Score = Propensity of a reviewer to return to a concept or recommend it to other consumers.

Last Updated on 7-21-2014

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