Reading List for Module 1.

These are research articles that you can access the full pdf version using your

UNT login into the UNT Library.


There is information on how to use the Library and it’s resources under the Start Here module – University Library Services. Also, there is a HMGT 5250 Course Guide maintained by our designated Librarian Briana Knox. You will find that link under the Welcome! Module. Use the library to search all journal articles. Do not google or use sites that require you to pay. You have access via the UNT library.


Parsa, H. G., Self, J. T., Njite, D., & King, T. (2005). Why restaurants fail. Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 46(3), 304-322. Retrieved from https://libproxy.library.unt.edu/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/209705978?accountid=7113

Parsa, H. G., Self, J., Sydnor-Busso, S., & Yoon, H. J. (2011). Why restaurants fail? part II – the impact of affiliation, location, and size on restaurant failures: Results from a survival analysis. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 14(4), 360-379. doi:10.1080/15378020.2011.625824

Parsa, H. G., van der Rest, Jean-Pierre I, Smith, S. R., Parsa, R. A., & Bujisic, M. (2015). Why restaurants fail? part IV: The relationship between restaurant failures and demographic factors. Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, 56(1), 80-90. doi:10.1177/1938965514551959

Parsa, H. G., Kreeger, J. C., van der Rest, J., Xie, L. ‘., & Lamb, J. (2021). Why restaurants fail? part V: Role of economic factors, risk, density, location, cuisine, health code violations and GIS factors. International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 22:2, 142-167, DOI: 10.1080/15256480.2019.1598908

Self, J. T., Jones, M. F., & Botieff, M. (2015). Where restaurants fail: A longitudinal study of micro locations. Journal of Foodservice Business Research, 18(4), 328-340. doi:10.1080/15378020.2015.1068670


These articles are found on websites.

The link should take you to that specific site.


Klein, D. (2019). Are Restaurants Headed for a Course Correction? QSR. https://www.qsrmagazine.com/customer-experience/are-restaurants-headed-course-correction


Crawford, R. (2019). Restaurant Profitability and Failure Rates: What You Need to Know. FSR. https://www.foodnewsfeed.com/fsr/expert-insights/restaurant-profitability-and-failure-rates-what-you-need-know


Gotshalk, N. (2019). These chains are closing the most restaurants in 2019. Moneywise. https://moneywise.com/a/these-chains-are-closing-the-most-restaurants-in-2019


Cochrane, C. (2020). These Chains Are Closing the Most Restaurants. Moneywise.



Gubbins, T. (2018, 2019, 2020). Master list of every Dallas restaurant that sadly closed in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. CultureMap Dallas.








Master list of every Dallas restaurant and bar that closed in 2021 – CultureMap Dallas






State of the Industry Reports. Some are full reports, and some are overviews.


The National Restaurant Association.

The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world. We represent and advocate on behalf of more than 500,000 restaurant businesses.


2022 State of the Restaurant Industry

2022 State of the Restaurant Industry | National Restaurant Association

Visual Executive Summary is available to download.


NRA National Statistics and Fact sheets.

National Statistics | National Restaurant Association


NRA Economic Indicators

Economic Indicators | National Restaurant Association




Yelp Data

Based on more than 224M reviews and hundreds of millions of photos, Yelp has amassed a unique dataset that can be used to uncover local economic trends and insights.


Yelp Data Reveals How the Labor Shortage and Inflation are Impacting the Restaurant Industry as People Flock Back to On-Premise Dining. June 2022

State of the Restaurant Industry, 2022 (yelpeconomicaverage.com)






Open Table.

Our story. We love what can happen around the restaurant table. And since 1998 we’ve been committed to empowering that experience. From helping restaurants of all sizes thrive, to enabling diners to find and book the perfect table for every occasion, our story is one of human connection—among diners and restaurants, and between restaurants and their communities.


The restaurant industry in recovery

State of the Industry | OpenTable



Black Box Intelligence.

Check out the history of Black Box Intelligence. https://blackboxintelligence.com/about-us/ Black Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K) provides data, research and analysis for companies in the restaurant industry.


Resource Library – Black Box Intelligence


They have some interesting reports, and some have downloads if you choose to request them. They may go to clutter or junk when they come.

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