In looking at your chart of openings and closings of restaurants and approximating the number each during 2007-16, it looks like there are now 72 more restaurants here than in 2006. I counted roughly 459 openings and 387 closings. You will have the actual numbers that generated your chart. How can they all stay in business?
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That’s a great question and a good approximation! The actual number is a net gain of 70 restaurants in the last decade. Maybe readers could offer some ideas?