Sales Prediction based on Multiple Attributes

I was wondering if sales prediction is possible other than straight line forecasting?
We were considering doing this for restaurants and can we have a model based on various attributes affecting a restaurant?
If so, what would be the apt machine learning or deep learning method for predicting a useful outcome?

Hi @arjun86,

You certainly can sue traditional ML models for sales prediction (apart from the time series forecasting models). There is no hard and fast rule as to which technique would work best. You should try and tune multiple models, lets say a linear regression, a tree based model, an ensemble model, and see which is able to give you the best results on the validation set.

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