Survey - How It Works

What is the Good Food 100 Restaurants?

A program of the Good Food Media Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Good Food 100 Restaurants™ is an annual survey, list and industry impact report that aims to measure and spotlight how restaurants–fast casual to fine dining to food service–are helping to build a better food system by being transparent with their business practices and working to positively impacting every link of the food chain: the environment; plants and animals; farmers, ranchers and fisherman; purveyors; restaurants; and eaters.

The 2021 Good Food 100 Restaurants™ will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic and economic crisis on the restaurant industry. The more restaurants that participate, the greater impact we can demonstrate. The survey takes ~15 minutes to complete.

 

Who is eligible?

All restaurants and food service operations–fast casual to fine dining to food service (colleges/universities, hospitals, hotels, schools, sports arenas, etc.)–are eligible to participate.

3 Simple Steps

GATHER 2019 AND 2020 DATA

Individual business data is CONFIDENTIAL. We will NEVER publish or sell individual restaurant data. 

You will need the following data to be able to complete this survey:

  • Total number of employees as of December 31, 2019 
  • 2019 Total Food Costs
  • 2019 Total Revenue
  • Total number of employees as of December 31, 2020
  • 2020 Total Food Costs 
  • 2020 Total Revenue

 

Helpful Tips

Complete STEP 1 - Basic Business Information, then SAVE.  This way you'll receive an email reminder to complete the survey before the deadline.

 

 

 

TAKE & SUBMIT ONLINE SURVEY

The survey takes ~15 minutes to complete. 

Individual business data is CONFIDENTIAL. We will NEVER publish or sell individual restaurant data.

Helpful Tips

Once you have gathered your 2019 and 2020 data, the best person to complete the survey is the Chef/Owner, Culinary Director, or Restaurant Owner, with input regarding staffing from the General Manager, Human Resources Manager, or Operations Manager.

You have the option at the bottom of each screen to SAVE the survey, and complete it before the deadline.  If you choose to SAVE the survey, you will be asked for your email address, and then emailed a unique link to your personal survey that you can then share with anyone else on your staff.  

GET RECOGNIZED. HELP MOVE THE INDUSTRY FORWARD.

Every business that submits a completed survey will receive the following in recognition of your participation:​​​​​​ 

  • Listed as a participant in the 2020 Good Food 100 Restaurants™ Industry Impact Report
  • PDFP copy of 2020 Good Food 100 Restaurants™ Industry Impact Report
  • 2021 Good Food 100 Restaurants™ digital badge for your website and marketing communications

 

By participating in the Good Food 100 Restaurants™ you’re helping to accelearate transparency in the culinary community. The more restaurants that participate, the greater impact we can demonstrate.


 

How much does it cost?

There is NO COST to participate in the 2021 Good Food 100 Restaurants™.

There may be a nominal fee to participate in subsequent years in order to help underwrite the cost of the analysis conducted by the Business Research Division Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder.

When is the deadline?

March 31, 2021

Is application data verified?

The Good Food Media Network has partnered with NSF International (nsf.org) to verify survey purchasing data (if applicable).  

About NSF International:  Known as The Most Trusted Name in Food Safety™, NSF International has been helping businesses in the agriculture, processing, food equipment, restaurant and retail industries to navigate the food safety and regulatory environment for more than 70 years. Our extensive suite of food safety and quality services spans every link from farm to fork.  Our Responsible Sourcing Consulting team helps businesses manage opportunities and potential threats enabling them to recognize, prioritize, track, manage and mitigate social and environmental risks throughout their supply chain. Our process considers raw sourced, supply chain complexity, responsible sourcing priorities, progress toward public commitments or CSR strategy, level of internal understanding and commitment to sustainable sourcing, key stakeholder relationships and industry best pracites.

Help rebuild and move the industry forward.

By participating in the 2021 Good Food 100 Restaurants™ you’re helping to accelearate transparency in the culinary community. The more restaurants that participate, the greater impact we can demonstrate. Together, we can help rebuild and move the industry forward.

Individual business data is CONFIDENTIAL.  We will NEVER publish or sell individual restaurant data.