According to Nielsen Research here are some. There has been DECLINE in number of restaurants 4628 units to be exact.
Total sales figures are DOWN second yar in a row off nearly 10 billion from a year ago.and nationally sales have fallen on a per unit basis by almost $10,000 per place.
New Orleans since Katrina biggest comeback and $124 million in restaurant growth.
NRA predicts 2011 will be first year real sales growth in last 4 years..
Hi Growth Restaurant ares include Crestview Florida///Myrtle Beach S.C.////Jackson Tenn.///Barnstable Mass./// Ocean City N.J///Las Vegas and Paradise Nevada///Flagstaff Arizona//Panama City -Lynn Haven Fla.
Worst Growth Potential ///Soux City Iowa
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Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume).
Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...