Three of the top four cities for new restaurants in the United States are in the Bay Area, according to the latest survey by The FourFourSecond.
But the San Francisco-based company says there’s room for growth in other areas.
Here are five of the Top 10 Most Popular Cities for New Restaurants in the U.S.:San Francisco, CA(6)Oakland, CA (6)Boston, MA (6)(3)Houston, TX (5)San Diego, CA (3)Las Vegas, NV (3)Atlanta, GA (3)(2)Washington, DC (2)San Jose, CAThe top five cities for a new downtown restaurant are New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami, according the survey.
But other cities have been seeing success in the space.
In the Bay area, the survey found that San Francisco is the most popular city for a downtown restaurant, with nearly two-thirds of respondents saying the area is a good place to open a new business.
San Francisco is home to a number of high-profile new restaurants, including the popular La Tuna and the highly-rated La Luna.
Other Bay Area cities include San Jose, Oakland, San Diego and Santa Clara.
New York, with more than half a million residents, is the top-ranked U.s. city for new restaurant openings, with San Francisco taking the top spot in that category.
San Jose is the second most popular U. of S. city to open new restaurants and New York is the fourth-most popular, according The Four4Second.
New York’s restaurants are also the most expensive to open.
Chicago and Los Angeles are the top cities for restaurants to open and the most costly to close, according, according.
The survey also found that restaurants are finding it increasingly difficult to find tenants in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.