As part of its mission to connect people with businesses in their local communities, Yelp has released its first-ever list of the 50 most loved restaurant, food and retail brands. According to the Yelp community, these brands demonstrate the qualities they value, such as affordability, great customer service and consistent, high quality products.

The most loved brands are determined by looking at restaurant, food and retail brands with over 200 locations across 25+ states in the United States with 500+ reviews and at least one review for every two locations in 2022. To rank the most loved brands, Yelp assigned each brand a loyalty score, which consists of the brands’ 2022 review rating along with the percentage of business page views by returning visitors.

Topping the list this year is Trader Joe’s, the grocery retailer well-known for its creative private-label food products, Hawaiian-themed decor and accessible prices. Founded in 1967, Trader Joe’s now has over 500 stores across 42 states and Washington, DC.

Popular bakery and café brands have also made the list. Among those are Nothing Bundt Cakes at #2, Insomnia Cookies at #20 and Starbucks at #49.

“Nothing Bundt Cakes is in more than just the cake business – we are in the joy-bringing business, and being recognized by our fans on Yelp tells us we are succeeding on both counts,” says Angie Eckelkamp, chief marketing officer, Nothing Bundt Cakes. “It means the world to us that our guests take time out of their day to tell their fellow Yelpers they trust our bakeries to sweeten their big celebrations and ‘just because’ moments with our delicious Bundt cakes.”

Here are Yelp’s 50 Most Loved Brands of 2023:

  1. Trader Joe's
  2. Nothing Bundt Cakes
  3. Kung Fu Tea
  4. First Watch
  5. Floor & Decor
  6. Texas Roadhouse
  7. The Cheesecake Factory
  8. Bonefish Grill
  9. Costco Wholesale Corporation
  10. World Market
  11. Menchies Frozen Yogurt
  12. LongHorn Steakhouse
  13. Scooter's Coffee
  14. The Honey Baked Ham Company
  15. Olive Garden
  16. Shake Shack
  17. Carrabba's Italian Grill
  18. Total Wine & More
  19. Lululemon
  20. Insomnia Cookies
  21. Jersey Mike's Subs
  22. HomeGoods
  23. MOD Pizza
  24. P.F. Chang's
  25. Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
  26. California Pizza Kitchen
  27. BJ's Restaurants
  28. Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
  29. Marco's Pizza
  30. Culver's
  31. Fazoli's Restaurants
  32. Nike
  33. Target
  34. Dave & Buster's
  35. At Home
  36. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
  37. Outback Steakhouse
  38. Marshalls
  39. Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
  40. David's Bridal
  41. McAlister's Deli
  42. Red Lobster
  43. Boot Barn
  44. Golden Corral
  45. Nordstrom Rack
  46. Potbelly Sandwich Works
  47. Smoothie King
  48. Five Guys
  49. Starbucks
  50. Michaels

“Yelpers value consistency, quality and great customer service over everything,” says Tara Lewis, trend expert at Yelp. “The brands on this list are so loved because they each embrace and reflect these key values that Yelpers love, building a strong trust between brand and consumer.”