Ann Arbor named one of the best cities to start a restaurant in America

Posted at 9:27 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 12:11:27-05

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — If you're looking to open a new restaurant, look no further than Ann Arbor as a report found that it is one of the best cities in America to open a new restaurant.

The report, from Bid on Equipment, said that there are plenty of factors to think about, including buying equipment, hiring staff, obtaining permits, marketing and much more, but location is the most important.

They listed to top 50 cities in America to open a new restaurant, examining four key factors across 236 cities. In all, Ann Arbor ranked second on the list, behind Arlington, Va.

The list looked at annual restaurant sales per capita, restaurants per capita, number of restaurant industry workers per capita and the median income per city.

Ann Arbor had $2,877 in restaurant sales per capita, 261 restaurants per capita, 5,734 industry workers per capita and a median income of $57,697.

While those numbers are all lower than the cities ranked above and below, the city still came in second.

Washington D.C. came in third, followed by San Francisco, Atlanta, Cambridge, Mass., Boston, Plano, Texas, Seattle and Bellevue, Wash.

To check out the entire list, click here.