Fast food tops Nielsen growth list

March 20, 2007
WILTON, Conn.— Fast food restaurants will open more than 13,000 new locations over the next five years, according to the 2007 Retail Tenant Directory, compiled by Nielsen Trade Dimensions, a business service of the The Nielsen Co.
The 2007 directory highlights the most active retail categories, or those which Trade Dimensions expects will open the greatest number of new locations by 2011, based on research and analysis, including direct contact with many of the country's leading chains.
Fast food is the most active category in the directory, easily topping second place category: women's apparel, which will see just half of that number.
Nearly 6,100 new fast casual restaurants will open, while slightly more than 6,000 new coffee/juice bars will see the light of day. The restaurant category — which includes all restaurant chains not classified as fast food or fast casual — closes out the top five, with a projected 5,800 new restaurant chain locations by 2011.
The new edition of the Retail Tenant Directory also includes profiles of more than 5,400 active U.S. retailers planning an estimated 94,000 new locations over the next five years.
Click here to obtaining the 2007 Retail Tenant Directory, or call 203-222-5750.

Topics: Commentary , Food & Beverage , Franchising & Growth , Operations Management , Trends / Statistics

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