Economist’s Notebook: Restaurant industry added over 8,300 locations in 2013

June 19, 2014

The restaurant industry continued to grow at a healthy pace in 2013, expanding by more than 8,300 locations.  While growth was down from stronger gains in 2011 and 2012, it still represented the seventh consecutive year in which the industry outpaced the private sector, according to the NRA’s chief economist.