Business is booming for many, and brands are continuing to expand despite the many challenges present in today’s market.

rd+d readers weighed in on unit openings in 2022 and most, 77%, are opening fewer than 10 new units in 2022. 17% of readers are opening between 11 and 50 new units in 2022; 4% are opening between 51 and 99. Just 2% of readers surveyed are opening 100 or more new units in 2022.

rd+d’s ongoing research project periodically surveys qualified subscribers on the state of restaurant development and design. This survey was fielded in June 2022.