Smaller growth in consumers to visit restaurants
The population in the United States continues to grow but it in 2016 it grew at its slowest pace in over 80 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The population grew by 0.77 percent in 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. You can only get so many American feet in restaurants and get Americans to eat so much. Restaurant brands and sellers of restaurant franchises are going to need to cut back on new build outs. The market cannot take an infinite expansion. There's only so many of us.