09 Jun White Space Opportunities in the U.S. Restaurant Landscape: CHD Expert Evaluates the Independent Restaurant Market
2017 – Independent operators represent 68% of the total U.S. restaurant landscape and maintain a unique competitive edge in the market.
In the United States, some Menu Types are dominated by chain operators – and yet, the total overall number of Independent restaurants outnumbers chain restaurants by nearly two to one. The restaurant market within the U.S. is diverse and represents many white space opportunities for brands that know where to look. CHD Expert, a global leader in aggregating, analyzing, and managing foodservice data, has examined the independent restaurant landscape of the United States to evaluate how these operators stack up against more widely known chain restaurants.