Our office was destroyed as well as most others who are on the waterfront in our area of NY. Data is not that hard to re-assemble and work elsewhere rather quickly, the restaurants on the river front have not yet re-opened.
December is closing strong with continued new openings of single unit independents as well as multi-units. Hurricane Sandy took a bite out of the action for 2-3 weeks. We are back to a steady 100+ new multi-unit openings per week.
We are seeing more casual restaurants in recent months that we had in past years. QSR still rules, but the sit down restaurant is coming back.