Luby’s SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Luby’s with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company





Food & Beverages

Tagline/ Slogan

Good food from good people


specializing in made-from-scratch comfort food

Luby’s STP


Food & beverage restaurants

Target Group

The cafeterias cater primarily to shoppers and to store and office personnel at lunchtime, and to families for the dinner meal.


Homestyle food, cafeteria, American

Luby’s SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Luby’s :

1. Luby's Cafeterias, Inc. is the largest chain of cafeterias in America -  approx 100 Luby’s Cafeteria Styled restaurants across the US
2. Good Brand recall through publicity from book publishings and awards received for the books

3. Diversified Business - Luby's Culinary Services provides contract food service management to sites including healthcare, higher education & corporate dining locations.

4. Strong advertising strategy through appearances on TV Shows and other mainstream marketing channels

5. Seasonal promotional Activities - Luby’s offers several complete meal packages as well as whole meats and sides for guests to purchase for their celebrations.

6. Caters to customer tastes in their local markets with specialized menu offerings.

7. Luby's has recorded one of the lowest turnovers of support staff in the restaurant industry & has over 8000+ employees


1. Affected by economic situation - due to the economic recession, Luby's closed 25 stores and laid off staff as a cost-cutting measure
2. Vast franchise network – leading to inconsistencies in offering quality


1. Develop a digital marketing / social media strategy to align with youth customers
2. Increase customer engagement through additional promotional activities

3. Expand to emerging economies where the market is yet not saturated


1. Economic recession leading to customers spending less on eating out

2. Competition from stand-alone cafeterias which offer highly customized and innovative menus

3. Increasing costs of operations reduces profit margins

Luby’s Competition


Below are the 3 main Luby’s competitors :

1. Denny’s Corporation
2. Golden Corral Corporation

3. Buffet Partners LP

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