How Many Restaurants in New Orleans?
New Orleans loves to eat! Currently, according to The Advocate, there are 1,216 restaurants operating in Orleans Parish. This includes 605 full-service restaurants, 476 counter-service or fast food eateries and 135 bars serving food from their own kitchens. That is an increase in 984 from August 2005, just before Katrina, which is a net gain of 232 restaurants, or almost up 24%. The increase in restaurants is even more pronounced for full service restaurants, an increase of more than 33%! There are 152 more today than before the storm! The total number of restaurants does not include all the pop-ups, food trucks, catering operations , grocery stores or gas stations.
The landscape is very competitive which is why, when finding a restaurant location, you need a professional realtor to help you. The #1 reason for restaurants closing is real estate; bad lease negotiations, not a long enough lease, wrong location etc. Call us at Sydney Anderson Realty to help you maneuver this landscape. We do it everyday.