Counts are holding steady overall of net *new openings. The number of chain new openings are hovering at all time lows.

Legal Filings Week ending 3/31/2022
DBA’s Incs & LLC’s Total Permits and Licenses Total Raw Total Net Issued
3/31/2022 435 229 91 755 422
3/25/2022 639 299 107 1045 356
3/17/2022 419 352 125 896 439
3/10/2022 431 404 125 960 462
3/3/2022 609 262 91 962 436
2/24/2022 461 356 124 941 462
2/17/2022 515 356 106 977 356
2/10/2022 358 193 96 647 372
2/3/2022 328 259 63 650 383
1/27/2022 533 172 123 828 401
1/20/2022 486 369 80 935 335
1/13/2022 321 265 113 699 338
1/6/2022 449 249 114 812 407
12/30/2021 487 222 88 797 411
12/16/2021 396 331 127 854 410
12/9/2021 429 374 135 938 433
12/2/2021 383 361 123 867 471
11/18/2021 301 252 125 678 409
11/11/2021 353 321 134 808 493
11/4/2021 415 313 142 870 409
10/28/2021 332 369 149 850 454
10/22/2021 356 278 178 812 399
10/15/2021 514 302 154 970 453
10/7/2021 308 251 154 713 380
9/30/2021 405 226 127 75 399
9/23/2021 369 169 132 670 403
9/16/2021 418 262 145 825 455
9/9/2021 386 313 108 807 437
9/2/2021 355 233 126 714 359
8/26/2021 584 196 133 913 493
8/12/2021 298 444 147 889 453
8/5/2021 559 446 127 1132 490
7/29/2021 555 428 169 1152 523
7/22/2021 558 236 154 948 528
7/15/2021 467 371 212 1050 478
7/1/2021 405 275 139 819 452
6/24/2021 547 325 103 975 538
6/17/2021 411 254 172 837 481
6/10/2021 434 307 139 880 446
6/3/2021 769 511 137 1417 479
5/27/2021 645 527 150 1322 504
5/20/2021 462 475 166 1103 452
5/13/2021 515 633 146 1294 454
5/6/2021 672 534 97 1303 508
4/29/2021 573 588 89 1250 456
4/22/2021 382 605 143 1130 414
4/15/2021 570 606 156 1332 483
4/8/2021 676 649 149 1474 490
4/1/2021 505 482 98 1085 400
3/25/2021 584 569 98 1251 431
3/18/2021 624 676 184 368 344
3/11/2021 591 795 139 1525 495
3/4/2021 595 514 107 1216 435
2/25/2021 443 454 109 1006 460
2/18/2021 499 588 105 1002 410
2/11/2021 1108 623 120 1851 685
2/4/2021 257 254 113 624 281
1/28/2021 367 266 103 736 322
1/21/2021 149 229 106 484 283
1/14/2021 403 333 144 880 509
1/7/2021 292 198 82 1061 389
12/31/2020 674 468 122 1264 381
12/17/2020 451 651 84 1226 392
12/10/2020 368 305 98 771 419
12/3/2020 809 336 119 1264 469
11/19/2020 416 476 111 1003 446
11/12/2020 469 376 112 957 526
11/5/2020 412 431 128 971 533
10/29/2020 377 492 96 965 430
10/22/2020 558 417 105 1080 550
10/15/2020 479 548 102 1129 530
10/8/2020 575 538 124 1237 548
10/1/2020 440 402 82 924 450
9/24/2020 532 374 100 1006 525
9/17/2020 454 467 101 1022 433
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
3/31/2022 255 149
3/25/2022 217 121
3/17/2022 240 163
3/10/2022 272 165
3/3/2022 251 152
2/24/2022 281 151
2/17/2022 217 126
2/10/2022 232 125
2/3/2022 220 140
1/27/2022 230 151
1/20/2022 179 138
1/13/2022 203 105
1/6/2022 224 160
12/30/2021 238 143
12/16/2021 225 158
12/9/2021 256 155
12/2/2021 276 173
11/18/2021 253 130
11/11/2021 267 193
11/4/2021 231 156
10/28/2021 275 154
10/22/2021 224 144
10/15/2021 256 174
10/7/2021 243 104
9/30/2021 252 124
9/23/2021 251 128
9/16/2021 265 161
9/9/2021 226 169
9/2/2021 226 119
8/26/2021 296 183
8/19/2021 226 60
8/12/2021 283 144
8/5/2021 295 177
7/29/2021 315 191
7/22/2021 302 206
7/15/2021 303 148
7/1/2021 258 172
6/24/2021 294 208
6/17/2021 272 182
6/10/2021 282 144
6/3/2021 256 201
5/27/2021 268 189
5/20/2021 273 157
5/13/2021 268 162
5/6/2021 288 199
4/29/2021 250 181
4/22/2021 235 163
4/15/2021 264 193
4/8/2021 296 171
4/1/2021 213 169
3/25/2021 240 169
3/18/2021 243 81
3/11/2021 256 203
3/4/2021 233 187
2/25/2021 242 182
2/18/2021 212 175
2/11/2021 338 315
2/4/2021 148 121
1/28/2021 167 140
1/21/2021 153 118
1/14/2021 273 200
1/7/2021 194 173
12/31/2020 203 160
12/17/2020 224 148
12/10/2020 215 181
12/3/2020 238 196
11/19/2020 240 169
11/12/2020 285 205
11/5/2020 276 220
10/29/2020 218 189
10/22/2020 253 260
10/15/2020 262 234
10/8/2020 253 248
10/1/2020 210 215
9/24/2020 252 246
9/17/2020 221 178
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
3/31/2022 36 374
3/25/2022 21 318
3/17/2022 27 387
3/10/2022 37 407
3/3/2022 26 386
2/24/2022 45 398
2/17/2022 22 324
2/10/2022 15 343
2/3/2022 32 333
1/27/2022 44 344
1/20/2022 31 292
1/13/2022 24 291
1/6/2022 28 363
12/30/2021 41 340
12/16/2021 33 360
12/9/2021 34 385
12/2/2021 46 411
11/18/2021 24 364
11/11/2021 41 434
11/4/2021 42 351
10/28/2021 34 405
10/22/2021 45 338
10/15/2021 36 399
10/7/2021 29 334
9/30/2021 28 351
9/23/2021 47 340
9/16/2021 53 386
9/9/2021 41 371
9/2/2021 33 315
8/26/2021 47 437
8/19/2021 46 249
8/12/2021 23 414
8/5/2021 36 443
7/29/2021 38 474
7/22/2021 49 465
7/15/2021 44 415
7/1/2021 32 406
6/24/2021 33 477
6/17/2021 55 413
6/10/2021 35 401
6/3/2021 32 431
5/27/2021 36 431
5/20/2021 31 412
5/13/2021 24 416
5/6/2021 33 459
4/29/2021 44 395
4/22/2021 24 382
4/15/2021 31 435
4/8/2021 28 426
4/1/2021 18 367
3/25/2021 22 386
3/18/2021 65 267
3/11/2021 54 421
3/4/2021 37 388
2/25/2021 33 399
2/18/2021 36 360
2/11/2021 79 589
2/4/2021 23 251
1/28/2021 21 294
1/21/2021 21 255
1/14/2021 46 441
1/7/2021 46 311
12/31/2020 45 322
12/17/2020 25 354
12/10/2020 42 369
12/3/2020 49 406
11/19/2020 41 389
11/12/2020 36 477
11/5/2020 43 472
10/29/2020 34 383
10/22/2020 56 482
10/15/2020 47 470
10/8/2020 40 489
10/1/2020 51 382
9/24/2020 61 452
9/17/2020 40 381
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

*”net” = de-duplication of prior legal filings plus detailed vetting/personification of each location/fling.