A search for “abac diners” on Google News returned more than 150,000 results.
There were almost twice as many results for “dining halls” as for “restaurants” and, in terms of popularity, the two words had a lot more hits.
In terms of total search volume, “abaco dining hall” had over 1.5 million searches and “diners” had about 626,000.
But this is just one restaurant.
There are several more out there.
One of them is “aubrey” which was a regular fixture in the news headlines at the time, and a restaurant in a Birmingham suburb.
But the popularity of the restaurant itself has dropped.
On the plus side, the restaurant is now closed and the story is still being told by other outlets.
A more recent search for the restaurant’s location on Google Maps showed a small but growing area with a parking lot and some trees.
The restaurant is currently listed as a “must see” on the Google Map and a Google search for a nearby restaurant yielded almost 500,000 hits.
This is just a small example of how much has changed over the past few years in terms “abaca dining hall”, but the fact that the search volume has remained steady suggests the restaurant has been a big success for the family-owned restaurant chain.