Bucking the trend, small chain Zoup! grew 20% in units to 55 from '13-'14.
CHICAGO — According to a new report by a foodservice researcher, there has been little growth in consumer visits to restaurants in America. Restaurant units grew by only 0.8 percent in the spring of 2014 compared to spring 2013. Total U.S. restaurant count stands at 635,494, based on restaurants reported to be open as of March 31, which is up by 5,002 units from spring 2013.