BBQ Restaurants Trends in the US – Celebrating Labor Day!

30 Aug

Can you believe that it’s the last week of summer? Today, August 30th marks the beginning of Labor Day Weekend! The good news is that for most of us in the United States, we have Monday off. But the bad news is that Labor Day Weekend also signifies that last weekend of summer before we transition into fall.

Labor Day Weekend is usually celebrated with a good old American BBQ. So, in honor of Labor Day Weekend, we thoughts we’d share some Restaurant BBQ Trends and give a few new stats on BBQ restaurants in the US.

According to Easy2FIND, check out these counts on BBQ & Southern/Soul Food Restaurants:

  1. There are over 15,000 BBQ/Southern restaurants in the US (15,794 to be exact!)
  2. 89% of the BBQ and Southern/Soul food restaurants are independents
  3. There are over 14,049 BBQ Restaurants ,  87% of which are independents
  4. There are 1,500 Southern/Soul Food Restaurants
  5. The top three states with the most BBQ and Southern/Soul food restaurants are:  Texas, California and Florida!

Interesting findings right? Would you have guessed that BBQ and Southern/Soul food restaurants are mostly independents? And how interesting is it that Florida has the 3rd most BBQ restaurants in the US.

If you are every looking for restaurant counts or restaurant data of any type, please reach out to us! We have more data than you’ll know what to do with! Plus we can break it down by over 40 different segment filters. We are the only database company that focuses solely on the foodservice industry. Please contact cathy@chd-expert.com or give us a call at (312) 768-6900.

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