Trends on the state level were mixed. Twenty-six states (including the District of Columbia) added eating- and drinking-place locations in 2009, while 25 states lost such establishments. New York added more than 1,000 eating-and drinking-place establishments in 2009, the most in the nation. Texas followed with 928.
Percentage-wise, Illinois led with a 3.1% increase in eating- and drinking-place establishments in 2009. New York, Texas, Louisiana and Hawaii had 2.6% more eating- and drinking-place locations last year than they did the previous year.
On the losing end, Arizona lost 428 eating- and drinking-place locations, down 4.8% from 2008. Minnesota and Kentucky registered losses above 2% in 2009, while Michigan and Colorado posted a 1.7% decline in the number of establishments.