November 2, 2021 Copy Link

2028 restaurants permanently closed in US in October, up a third from last month. New restaurant openings dropped from 1144 in September to 1057.

Quiznos was hit especially hard, closing 69 of their 209 locations. Of the 1057 new restaurant openings, the most popular cuisine was Mexican account for 69 locations.


In Canada restaurant closings were up as well (206 vs 189). There were 94 new restaurant openings. One in 10 of the new restaurants opening were pizza operators, with Red Swan Pizza opening 4 locations in October.

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