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The Real Failure Rate of Restaurants

  title={The Real Failure Rate of Restaurants},
  author={Christopher C. Muller and Robert H. Woods},
  journal={Hospitality Review},
A common assumption in the restaurant industry is that restaurants fail at an exceedingly high rate. However, statistical research to support this assumption is limited. The authors present a study of 10 years in the life of three markets and offer new data for managers to consider. 

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The authors would like to thank Kevin M. Duffy and Virginia McManama Duffy who assisted with this research while they were graduate students at the School of Hotel Administration

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