Week ending 7/30/2020.

More than 500 (net) new openings last week. There were no holidays in the way or remnant issues that could tilt the numbers.

Legal Filings Week ending 07/30/2020
DBA’s Incs & LLC’s Total Permits and Licenses Total Raw Total Net Issued
3/26/2020 160 524 160 844 301
4/2/2020 130 371 133 639 327
4/9/2020 385 197 109 691 192
4/16/2020 405 300 133 839 532
4/23/2020 396 464 110 970 385
4/30/2020 337 217 124 678 324
5/7/2020 403 186 98 679 316
5/14/2020 352 350 99 801 356
5/21/2020 317 374 85 776 304
5/28/2020 414 187 90 691 316
6/4/2020 447 235 80 762 358
6/11/2020 265 98 67 497 264
6/18/2020 433 382 95 815 396
6/25/2020 296 311 104 711 354
7/9/2020 722 360 143 1368 582
7/16/2020 389 444 125 958 474
7/23/2020 327 397 86 724 358
7/30/2020 578 258 78 992 503

New openings are derived from legal filings. Filers would have filed in the previous week.

Sit down is stubbornly more than 50% of all new openings.

Numbers of Sit-Down VS. Counter Service
Sit down Counter Service
3/26/2020 270 25
4/2/2020 181 134
4/9/2020 108 71
4/16/2020 253 233
4/23/2020 185 148
4/30/2020 158 130
5/7/2020 170 133
5/14/2020 170 154
5/21/2020 159 107
5/28/2020 155 137
6/4/2020 174 151
6/11/2020 122 124
6/18/2020 213 159
6/25/2020 190 131
7/9/2020 309 229
7/16/2020 228 216
7/23/2020 178 157
7/30/2020 266 218

Chains are still super hesitant with around 10-15% of new openings compared to approximately 35% pre-COVID

Number of Chain Locations VS. Independent Locations
Chain stores Independent stores
3/26/2020 25 249
4/2/2020 43 284
4/9/2020 20 172
4/16/2020 50 475
4/23/2020 48 315
4/30/2020 44 280
5/7/2020 28 268
5/14/2020 50 288
5/21/2020 23 257
5/28/2020 40 258
6/4/2020 57 274
6/11/2020 42 212
6/18/2020 29 359
6/25/2020 36 308
7/9/2020 81 476
7/16/2020 47 409
7/23/2020 32 315
7/30/2020 53 439