Foodservice Equipment Reports

New York and Louisiana Among Many States Adding Units

A new state-by-state analysis of eating- and drinking-place establishment growth by the National Restaurant Association’s Chief Economist Bruce Grinsby finds the most robust growth of new units in Louisiana and New York.

Bureau of Labor Statistics data show New York added a net total of 1,609 units last year. Other states adding more than 900 units were Florida and Texas. Overall, 41 states and the District of Columbia added net units while 10 lost restaurants.

Louisiana, with a 500-unit gain, led all states in the percentage of unit increase, up 6.5%. Georgia, Michigan and Nevada saw the biggest declines in net units.

For information on NRA research, go to www.restaurant.org.