BURBANK -- Porto’s Bakery & Cafe in Burbank topped Yelp’s list of the best places to eat in the United States, earning the title of the highest rated restaurant in 2016.
Yelp analyzed a variety of data points from past reviews to assemble the “Top Place to Eat in the US” and named the Porto’s Burbank location as the number one restaurant in the country.
Each restaurant was ranked based on a combination of factors, including the total number of reviews and average rating. Businesses with multiple locations listed were ranked based on the highest rated location.
Porto’s Bakery locations in Glendale and Downey were also ranked in the Top 100 of this year’s list. The 2016 ranking is based on the aggregate popularity of each restaurant and reviews were considered since the founding of Yelp in 2014.
Porto’s Bakery was founded by Rosa Porto in Manzanillo, Cuba shortly before the Porto family emigrated to California. The demand for her cakes grew from the humble origins of the family’s home to the three current locations in Glendale, Burbank, and Downey. New locations are also expected to open in West Covina and Buena Park.
Vice President of Community Relations Betty Porto said she was thrilled to learn about the restaurant’s placement atop Yelp’s list:
“This kind of recognition is so incredibly meaningful and something we never take for granted. Our philosophy is to work hard, use the best ingredients possible, and bring the passion for this food to each of our restaurants every day," she said.
“To see that so many people have visited Porto’s and enjoyed their experience at our restaurant brings us a tremendous amount of joy.”