Comments on: Do good reviews cause restaurant price hikes? A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: chappy8 Wed, 01 Jun 2011 21:28:39 +0000 Interesting, but I think a more interesting question would be to see if a review increases ‘average spend,’ which I think is the metric you used in a past post. My tendency upon reading a review is to buy the items that were positively reviewed, so I suppose it depends what sort of margin the positively reviewed items get. Of course, positive reviews might also signal places that are already popular, so maybe trying to get a good review from a critic isn’t all that important. I’d be interested to see what the data say.