Fast Food and Restaurant Closures in US – Store Closure Report

How many Fast Food and Restaurants have closed in 2020?

There have been a total of 509 fast food and restaurant closures in the United States during August 2020. California accounts for 11.3% of fast food and restaurant closures with 58 closures.

The ScrapeHero Data Store monitors the location data of 170 restaurant and fast food brands in the US. We found that 56 of those brands had to close stores in August 2020.

Download the complete list of store closures

You can download the complete list of restaurant and fast food locations used for this report, as an Excel file, along with geocoded address, phone numbers, and providers from our data store.

The list of store closures for Restaurant and Fast Food brands in this dataset are – Subway, Pizza Hut, Chick-Fil-A, Dairy Queen, Firehouse Subs, Five Guys, Jimmy Johns,  McDonald’s, Panda Express, Rita’s Italian Ice, and more.

Number of Fast Food and Restaurant Closures by State

The state with the most number of store closures for fast food chains and restaurants in the US is California, with 58 store closures. Followed by – Texas with 56 (10.9%) store closures, and Pennsylvania with 29 (5.6%) store closures.

States with the most Fast Food and Restaurant Closures

StateLocations
California58
Texas56
Pennsylvania29
Florida26
Georgia26

Cities with the most Fast Food and Restaurant Closures

The cities with the most number of store closures are San Antonio, Atlanta, and Chicago with 6 store closures each. The table below shows the cities with the highest number of store closures.  

Number of Closures City
6 San Antonio
Atlanta
Chicago
5 Kansas City
Philadelphia
Houston
Las Vegas
4 Cincinnati
Dallas
Tulsa
Beaumont

Percentage of Fast Food and Restaurant Store Closures in 2020

Rita’s Italian Ice closed 3.4% of its total stores in August and is the chain with the highest percentage of stores closed. Followed by – Schlotzsky’s (2.8%) and Chick-Fil-A (2.4%). 

The table below shows the top five chains with the highest percentage of closures.

ProviderPercentage of Closures
Rita’s Italian Ice3.4%
Schlotzsky’s2.8%
Chick-Fil- A2.4%
Pizza Hut1.3%
Subway.45%

Download this Dataset

The ScrapeHero Data Store provides the location data of hundreds of brands spread across a variety of industries that include – Automotive, Healthcare, Grocery, and more. You can subscribe to our store data plans and get datasets with data points such as store openings, store closures, parking availability, in-store pickup option, services, subsidiaries, nearest competitor stores, and much more.

You can download the full dataset used for this analysis from our data store. The table here is a random and small sample of records for you to look at the fields and the data that we provide:

Provider StoreId Name Latitude Longitude Address Street City State Zip_Code County Phone URL Country Status
Subway 59514_0 Bld. 5215 Martin Rd 34.6473 -86.6465 Bld. 5215 Martin Rd Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, AL, 35898 Bld. 5215 Martin Rd Redstone Redstone Arsenal AL 35898 Madison 256-881-1569 https://www.subway.com/en-us/findastore USA Closed
McDonalds 13516 Mcdonalds Birmingham 33.53381 -86.799447 3013 12th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL, 35234 3013 12th Avenue North Birmingham AL 35234 Jefferson 205-324-5005 https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/location/al/birmingham/3013-12th-avenue-north/13516.html USA Closed
Taco Bell 292355 Taco Bell Hampton Cove 34.6578425 -86.4833679 6694 Highway 431 South, Hampton Cove, AL, 35763 6694 Highway 431 South Hampton Cove AL 35763 Madison 256-533-4384 https://locations.tacobell.com/al/hampton-cove/6694-highway-431-south.html USA Closed
Wendys 9254838 Wendy’s #412 Pelham, Al In Pelham, Al 33.2663345 -86.8107871 3530 Hwy 31 South, Pelham, AL, 35124 3530 Hwy 31 South Pelham AL 35124 Shelby 205-663-2959 https://locations.wendys.com/united-states/al/pelham/3530-hwy-31-south USA Closed
Blaze Pizza 46466 Blaze Pizza Birmingham 33.506398 -86.7979824 707 Richard Arrington Blvd Jr S, Birmingham, AL, 35233 707 Richard Arrington Blvd Jr S Birmingham AL 35233 Jefferson 205-378-3888 https://hq.blazepizza.com/locations/birmingham-al-7th-ave USA Closed
KFC 29164 Kfc 6694 Highway 431 South 34.6578271 -86.48336695 6694 Highway 431 South, Hampton Cove, AL, 35763 6694 Highway 431 South Hampton Cove AL 35763 Madison 256-533-4384 https://locations.kfc.com/al/hampton-cove/6694-highway-431-south USA Closed
Chick-Fil-A 870 University Drive 34.736501 -86.65249 4733 University Dr Nw, Huntsville, AL, 35816 4733 University Dr Nw Huntsville AL 35816 Madison 256-837-1315 https://www.chick-fil-a.com/LocationRedirect/00870 USA Temporarily Closed
Panda Express 2743 Harding University 35.2491804 -91.7263201 915 E Market, Searcy, AR, 72143 915 E Market Searcy AR 72143 White 501-279-4202 https://www.pandaexpress.com/userlocation/2743/ar/searcy/915-e-market USA Closed

* Open hours are not displayed in the table above as it is too big to show on a reasonably sized screen

Restaurants adapting to Post-COVID World

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn may drastically alter the restaurant landscape. Restaurants are struggling to stay afloat, while franchises for many chains have filed for bankruptcy such as IHOP, Chuck E. Cheese, Subway and NPC International.

A strong online-ordering presence and digital loyalty programs have been lifelines for restaurants during this crisis, as levels of digital engagement among consumers have soared. Fast casual and fine dining have risen to the challenge, creating delivery and takeout programs from scratch in order to drive revenue while dining rooms are closed. This includes accommodating larger, low-touch takeout areas and offering curbside takeout to meet new consumer demands around health and safety.

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