New restaurant opening numbers remain remarkably consistent across all 3 factors (alcohol and building permits, service type and restaurant classification).

Sit-down service still continues to comprise about 50% of the new opening filings each week. Independent restaurants accounting for nearly 90%.

Legal Filings Week ending 09/10/2020
DBA’s Incs & LLC’s Total Permits and Licenses Total Raw Total Net Issued
9/10/2020 377 510 115 1002 406
9/3/2020 377 571 108 1056 400
8/27/2020 508 411 131 1050 503
8/20/2020 446 431 101 978 433
8/13/2020 477 473 116 1066 502
8/6/2020 553 445 80 1158 462
7/30/2020 578 258 78 992 503
7/23/2020 327 397 86 724 358
7/16/2020 389 444 125 958 474
7/9/2020 722 360 143 1368 582
6/25/2020 296 311 104 711 354
6/18/2020 433 382 95 815 396
6/11/2020 265 98 67 497 264
6/4/2020 447 235 80 762 358
5/28/2020 414 187 90 691 316
5/21/2020 317 374 85 776 304
5/14/2020 352 350 99 801 356
5/7/2020 403 186 98 679 316
4/30/2020 337 217 124 678 324
4/23/2020 396 464 110 970 385
4/16/2020 405 300 133 839 532
4/9/2020 385 197 109 691 192
4/2/2020 130 371 133 639 327
3/26/2020 160 524 160 844 301
Numbers of Sit-Down VS. Counter Service
Sit down Counter Service
9/10/2020 207 177
9/3/2020 188 182
8/27/2020 244 226
8/20/2020 216 186
8/13/2020 232 227
8/6/2020 231 197
7/30/2020 266 218
7/23/2020 178 157
7/16/2020 228 216
7/9/2020 309 229
6/25/2020 190 131
6/18/2020 213 159
6/11/2020 122 124
6/4/2020 174 151
5/28/2020 155 137
5/21/2020 159 107
5/14/2020 170 154
5/7/2020 170 133
4/30/2020 158 130
4/23/2020 185 148
4/16/2020 253 233
4/9/2020 108 71
4/2/2020 181 134
3/26/2020 270 25
Number of Chain Locations VS. Independent Locations
Chain stores Independent stores
9/10/2020 38 359
9/3/2020 33 356
8/27/2020 60 430
8/20/2020 46 372
8/13/2020 63 422
8/6/2020 48 397
7/30/2020 53 439
7/23/2020 32 315
7/16/2020 47 409
7/9/2020 81 476
6/25/2020 36 308
6/18/2020 29 359
6/11/2020 42 212
6/4/2020 57 274
5/28/2020 40 258
5/21/2020 23 257
5/14/2020 50 288
5/7/2020 28 268
4/30/2020 44 280
4/23/2020 48 315
4/16/2020 50 475
4/9/2020 20 172
4/2/2020 43 284
3/26/2020 25 249