June 3, 2021 Copy Link

1,634 restaurants permanently closed in the US in May, and 221 closed in Canada.

704 restaurants newly opened.

This includes 46 Pizza Hut, 34 Subway, and 25 McDonald locations in the US.

In Canada, declines were led by Tim Hortons (10 stores closed) and Country Style (9 stores closed).

On a more positive note, 540 restaurants opened in May across the US and 62 in Canada.

Independents and small chains account for the majority of new openings, however, “It’s Just Wings” have added 29 locations since the beginning of the year including another 6 in May.

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