Store location counts from inside the Restaurant Unit Locator directory.
There area total of 33,496 independently operated *fast casual restaurants in the US.
Independent locations include restaurant companies with 19 units or less.
In the Restaurant Chain Locator there are 45,283 fast casual chain restaurants in the US.
Chain locations include restaurant companies with 20 units or more.
Graph displays the total count of new openings of independent and chain locations in the fast casual (service style) sector in the U.S. over a four- year period ending in 2015.