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Restaurant new opening counts since COVID, Updated 03/2022

1)New openings continue on a slight keel downward. Averages near 400 per week of net new openings. 2) Counter service restaurants are nearing the 50% mark of net new openings. In the past (recent 5 years) , net new openings were solidly 2/3 sit-down versus 1/3 counter...

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New Restaurant Openings ending December 2021.

See 21 months worth of data, 86 weeks!  Counts are U.S. only. Lately, weekly new openings are in the low 400's range. Prior to the pandemic the average was around 800 per week.  New openings in chain stores in particular, have slowed slowed by 80%. See the table:...

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Restaurant new opening counts since COVID

New openings since the COVID shutdowns began: 79 weeks to date, starting March 26, 2020: 79 WEEKS SOURCES: U.S. Legal Filings; Week ending 10/28/2021. DBA's Incs & LLC's Total Permits and Licenses Total Raw Total Net Issued 10/28/2021 332 369 149 850 454...

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