Business Opportunity: Open a Sushi Restaurant in Chicago
May 20, 2008
The restaurant business is not an easy one and when you decide to open a restaurant you have to consider various factors such as location. A very basic decision you have to make is cuisine – what kind of food will your restaurant serve. See how the results of a short study conducted on the distribution of restaurants last week can help with this decision.
We used our rich nationwide dataset of food & dining businesses and looked at the distribution of 3 types of cuisine: sushi, Italian and Chinese, in 5 cities: Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The results are presented in the following charts:
The business opportunity here is obvious: less than 0.4% of Chicago restaurants offer Sushi, while in other cities, it’s 3 to 5 times more common.
Analysis of other types of cuisine yielded results that are less exceptional, but still interesting:
• Italian restaurants are 116% more common in Boston than they are in LA.
• Chinese restaurants are 114% more common in SF than they are in LA.
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