The majority of restaurant development + design readers surveyed in June say supply chain shortages are affecting their projects this year. Specifically, 48.78% said that supply chain issues are affecting project construction timelines for 2021. Another 40.24% of readers surveyed said that supply chain issues were affecting their entire development pipeline for 2021. Just 4.88% of responded said supply chain issues have not affected their projects.

One respondent added that “supply chain issues are affecting a portion of our projects, but only in the sense that schedules are being rearranged to accommodate the shortage or lack of an item. A larger concern holding up projects is the lack of help that our vendors, like ourselves, are suffering” from.

rd+d launched a yearlong research project that will periodically survey qualified subscribers on the state of restaurant development and design. Each issue in 2021 will feature new data collected from very recent reader surveys.