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Restaurant Statistics

restaurant-closings-150.jpgWhile some aspects of the economy may be rebounding, that is not the case for the restaurant industry: research firm NPD Group has found that the country has lost restaurants for the first time in a decade, and almost a third of those closings were in California. Unfortunately, it's the mom-and-pop independents being hit the hardest; a mere 111 chains shut down nationwide. [LAT via Eater National]