Massachusetts: Encouraging That More Restaurants Are Opening Vs. Closing
Three short years ago, we were faced with a harsh reality that due to the pandemic, many restaurants were forced to close. It is fair to say that we are still adjusting to modern realities while passionately pursuing new ways to live. It is encouraging to relay that more restaurants are opening in the greater Boston area of Massachusetts than closing so far in 2023.
Hidden Boston has a detailed list of what restaurants have opened and which have closed. Perhaps there was a silver lining to being stuck home during the pandemic. Many food enthusiasts were creating recipes out of their own kitchens. Sometimes this led to substantial businesses. For example, the were home pizza kitchens popping up in many major metros.
Fast forward to mid-2023, and the details reported by Hidden Boston show in 20 restaurants opening this past June alone. Interestingly enough, it appears the bulk of the restaurants that closed in June were chain establishments. These include Applebee’s Green Papaya, and Papa Razzi.
A 2023 Snapshot
According to Hidden Boston’s report, 57 restaurants have been reported as closed in the greater Boston area. On the contrary, 128 restaurants have opened. This includes cuisines of every kind. Some of the most notable styles include donut shops, ramen bars, the city’s first Raising Cane’s, and even a dog bar in Everett.
Four out of the 20 restaurants that opened in June were in Boston proper. The industry is still working to regain it’s footing. Nonetheless in June of 2020, there were 38 restaurant closures listed for the greater Boston area.
Total Food Service reports that regional cuisines and plant-based diets are some new trends. They can be credited to catapulting the food industry in 2023. Furthermore, they detail how technology is making operations more efficient saying, “technology is changing the way restaurants operate. This trend is driven by the need for greater efficiency and convenience, as well as the desire to improve the customer experience.”
So, if you are looking for a new restaurants to experience this season in the greater Boston area, you have 128 options to pick from, with more even more opening soon.