How Many Fast Food and Restaurant Have Closed in 2020?

The Locationscloud has analyzed 170 Restaurants and Fast-food chains across the United States.


In August 2020, there were a total of 509 fast food and restaurant shut down in the United States. With 58 closures, California had 11.3 % of all the fast food and restaurant closures.

The Locationscloud has analyzed 170 Restaurants and Fast-food chains across the United States. We discovered that 56 of those businesses had forced to close their outlets by August 2020.


Total Number of Fast Food and Restaurant Closures Per State

California has 58 food and restaurant store closures in the United States. Texas came second with 56(10.9%) store closures, and Pennsylvania came third with 29 (5.6 %) closures.

States having the fastest Food and Restaurant Closures

State Locations
Texas 56
Pennsylvania 29
Florida 26
Georgia 26

Cities with Maximum fast food and Restaurant Closures

With six shop closures each, San Antonio, Atlanta, and Chicago are the cities with the most store closures.
The cities with the most retail closures are listed in the table below.

Number of Closures City
6 San Antonio
5 Kansas City
Las Vegas
4 Cincinnati

Percentage of Fast Food and Restaurant Store Closures in 2020

Rita’s Italian Ice, the business with the highest percentage of closed outlets, closed 3.4 % of the entire stores in August. Schlotzsky’s (2.8 %) and Chick-Fil-A were the next two restaurants on the list (2.4%).

The top five chains with the greatest number of closures are listed in the table below.

Provider Percentage of Closures
Rita’s Italian Ice 3.4%
Schlotzsky’s 2.8%
Chick-Fil- A 2.4%
Pizza Hut 1.3%
Subway .45%

Downloading the Dataset

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The whole dataset used in this investigation is available for download from our data store. The following table contains a unique and limited sample of records so that you can examine the fields and data we provide:

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