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Bobbing up and bobbing down, but the floor is rising

Net new activity. Week ending 06/26/2020. More trend line firming. U.S. restaurants have a  higher floor than the previous month. Chain store openings still muted in comparison.  Extraordinary, permanent closings are NOT happening yet.   Q&A- Typical questions, 1. Q- … Continue reading Bobbing up and bobbing down, but the floor is rising

Independents keep marching on with new restaurants, restaurant chain stores not so much

Chain store operators are still reserving their fire power regarding expansion for a later day in the days of COVID.  Slightly, overall net new openings are swinging upward. New sit down  restaurants are continuously outpacing counter service. Q&A- Typical questions, … Continue reading Independents keep marching on with new restaurants, restaurant chain stores not so much

Last week there was a significant dip

Weekly net new restaurant openings week ending 06/12/2020. Displayed is the biggest drop in beverage license applications since prior to COVID-19 shutdowns.     Q&A- Typical questions, 1. Q- How can there be any net new openings at all right … Continue reading Last week there was a significant dip

Yes even now there is restaurant growth

Throughout our collective  COVID experiences restaurant activity and growth seem to come to a halt. But in reality growth has never stopped. New openings have marched on throughout the entire period. Chain growth is ticking up and there are new … Continue reading Yes even now there is restaurant growth

Eerily consistent amounts of new openings in the days of COVID-19

Past weeks counts.  Weekly Net New Opening counts: Sit-Down versus Counter-Service and Chain Stores versus Independents -Week ending 05/29/20.  

Net New Restaurant Filings-week ending 05/22/2020

Past weeks counts.  Weekly Net New Opening counts and Sit-Down versus Counter-Service openings week ending 05/22/20. No discernible change from the prior week. We seem to be rumbling along the bottom. The floor seems to me right around 300 net … Continue reading Net New Restaurant Filings-week ending 05/22/2020

New Restaurant Openings Counts-week ending 05/15/20

Past weeks counts. Net New Openings, week ending 05/15/20. Restaurant count activity is status quo for Covid times. New trends, no trends and counter trends- Activity In looking at this week’s numbers we’re on the cusp of two full months … Continue reading New Restaurant Openings Counts-week ending 05/15/20

The likely move to Ex-Urban restaurants is taking shape in the days of COVID-19

Net New openings this week ending 05/08/2020- 316. Other points of light:  *28 of the 316 new locations openings are chain stores. Except for a handful, the remainder are in non city-centric locations.   *268 are independent filings (90%), Another … Continue reading The likely move to Ex-Urban restaurants is taking shape in the days of COVID-19

Restaurant Activity in the days of COVID-19

New restaurant openings and new restaurant filing activity display Week ending 04/30/2020 We have added a new table, New opening counts of Counter Service versus Sit-down Service and new openings of Independent local stores versus chain local stores: One bottom … Continue reading Restaurant Activity in the days of COVID-19

Raw filings to Net New Opening Restaurant Counts in the Days of Corona.

New restaurant openings and new restaurant filing activity display: As part of our normal course of work on a daily basis we evaluate the restaurant landscape and offer granular location and owner data for clients. We are now publishing real … Continue reading Raw filings to Net New Opening Restaurant Counts in the Days of Corona.

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