Having a few idle moments on hand this morning, I went back over my restaurant notes for 2008. I see we visited 45 different places in the UK and, of these, 15 are now closed.
So, a 33% attrition rate over ten years. I know it’s tough business to be in but I wonder if that’s a pretty standard rate - not just for the UK but wherever you are in the world. Your thoughts?
By the by, my closure list runs the full range from a Michelin starred place to a humble dining pub.