Youngsters Rely on Social Media to Choose Where to Eat & Drink

A new study found that more than half of people ages 18 to 35 look at social media for food recommendations.

While Yelp and user reviews may not bring that much traffic to restaurants, Twitter just might. Business-consulting company Deloitte surveyed 3,000 consumers for their Taste of the Nation study in the U.K., finding that in general, about one-third of consumers check out social media to find places to eat. 

In fact, 61 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds use social media to guide their booze and food choices. That's a lot of tweets and Facebooking to figure out dinner plans. Naturally, the number decreases as consumers get older, but the percentage is still pretty impresive. For 35- to 54-year-olds, 31 percent consult their social media feeds, while only 14 percent of people more than 55 years old look at social media. Read More