Editor's note: This is the final story in a series related to the Retail and Restaurant Study results released by the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce's Retail Development Committee in April. The study surveyed consumers in Adams and surrounding counties to find out where they shop and how they perceive local retail offerings — restaurants, furniture outlets, clothing shops, grocery stores and more.
Consumers from Adams County and the surrounding area say that although their plates are loaded with more than 60 dining options in Hastings, they are still hungry when it comes to their pick of dining destinations in the city.
According to a survey conducted by the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce this spring and completed by more than 2,000 people in the region, the majority of Hastings area consumers aren't satisfied with the restaurant choices in Hastings and don't feel the restaurant selection is adequate to meet their needs.
On a scale of 1 to 5 — 1 representing very dissatisfied and 5 representing very satisfied — participants in the phone-automated portion of the survey averaged a score of 2.16 when asked for their restaurant satisfaction rating. In the online survey, participants averaged a response of 2.46.