Top States for Full-Service Restaurant Growth

 
Where should restaurant chains go to expand? Look at these states.

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Editorial Notes

Population: from the 2010 U.S. Census

Projected Population (2020): from ProximityOne, a Virginia-based developer or demographic estimates and projections

Number of Full-Service Restaurants: from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

Restaurants per 100,000 Residents: from the 2010 U.S. Census and U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

Unemployment: from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010, December 2011, seasonally adjusted

Median Income: from U.S. Census, 2010

Projected Growth in Restaurant Sales (2011 to 2012): from National Restaurant Association

Business Tax Index: from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council’s “Business Tax Index 2011,” ranks the states from best to worst in terms of the costs of their tax systems on entrepreneurship and small business. The index pulls together 18 tax measures and combines those into one tax score that allows the 50 states and District of Columbia to be compared and ranked.

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