The number of restaurants closing has increased for the first time in more than a decade.
It’s also not going down.
The number of restaurant closings in the U.S. has doubled in the last five years, according to data from Restaurants Close By.
The number is a direct result of an increase in the number of Americans traveling abroad, a trend that’s also driving the number in China.
In the past year, the U, Canada, and Europe have seen the biggest increases in the closure of restaurants.
The U.K. is the worst-hit country in terms of restaurant closures, with two of the three most recently closed restaurants in the country closing their doors.
The average number of closures in 2016 was 2,000, according, and that number is expected to rise to 3,400 by the end of the year.
Restaurants Close by, which measures the impact of restaurant operations on local economies, says the number is up due to both a decline in sales and a surge in demand.
The numbers from the survey suggest that many of these closures are driven by a growing middle class.
For example, restaurants with a combined 50 or more locations have seen sales drop by about $15 million since last year, according the report.
Restaurants close less often because they are in higher-priced markets and have less staff to work from.
This means they have less incentive to keep customers, who have less disposable income, and are less likely to leave, the report notes.
As for the overall impact, the average number will be about 3,000 in 2020, down from 3,900 last year.
However, the percentage of restaurants closed that year was actually lower than last year’s, which is an indication that people are staying in the restaurants for the long haul.