46,500 permanent closures in the US – YTD September
Oct 1st 2020 – It’s clear that the pandemic will continue to affect lives around the world, even in regions that have regained some semblance of control over new cases. The long-term effects of the pandemic will continue to shadow areas of the economic landscape.
The restaurant industry has been particularly hard hit. CHD Expert estimates a decline in revenue across the board for American restaurants during the pandemic. In total between January and September, eating and drinking outlet places were down with 45,000+ foodservice outlets.
Chefs, general managers, owners, bartenders and diners have all attempted to raise their voices to get aid for the hard-hit sector. But those cries have been drowned out by the sound of businesses boarding up their eateries, shuttering service for good.
What do we see in September 2020?
- 9,607 permanent closures
- 20% of the ones closing their doors are QSR / LSR
- 19% of the closures happen in California
The impact of COVID-19 and the government-mandated restaurant closures have seen many operators close their doors for good. The following list is current as of October 1st, 2020.
What do we see -> almost 80% is dominated by the below 5 market segments:
- FSR – Casual Dining – 27%
- LSR – Fast Food – 19%
- LSR – Coffee Shops – 13%
- FSR – Cafe Restaurants – 11%
- LSR – Fast Casual – 7%
The main 3 provinces with the highest number of permanent closures are:
- Ontario – 43%
- Quebec – 18%
- British Columbia – 15%
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