Block & Company publishes results from the 2023 Greater KC Restaurant Survey, key insights into the current state of the restaurant industry found

October 16, 2023

Block & Company, Inc., Realtors is excited to announce the results of our 2nd Annual Greater Kansas City Restaurant Survey. Since the start of 2023, our restaurant team worked diligently to form a list of questions we think the general public and restaurant community would like to further have an understanding on. The survey heavily focused on how restaurants are performing post-pandemic.

The questions covered a variety of topics including staffing & employment, current economic challenges, sales volumes, marketing & advertising efforts, and other general operational procedures. Well over 50 Kansas City area restaurants of all types participated in this year's survey. This includes fast food, sit down, fast casual, fine dining, and other classifications. For proper context, it should be noted that the majority of the restaurants surveyed were sit down establishments.

Kansas City's economic and industry diversity has made it a great regional test market over the years. We believe that the results found here, show a relatively accurate depiction of what is being seen throughout the Midwest region.

David M. Block, President of Block & Company, Inc. provided input on the survey's findings,

"This year's survey yielded very interesting results, as well as a strong indicator of the current state of the restaurant industry and their recovery efforts since the pandemic. The survey focused on the critical actions restauranteurs had to take to stay afloat from a staffing, operational, marketing, and advertising perspective. It's no surprise that restaurants made several changes and new adaptations to their operational procedures over the last few years. The survey presents a lot of useful datasets and hopefully some solutions for restaurants who may be struggling to get back to a since of normalcy."

View the full 2023 Greater Kansas City Restaurant Survey Report (PDF)

About Block & Company:
Established in 1946, Block & Company, Inc., Realtors, is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage based out of Kansas City, MO with a core focus on the restaurant and retail sectors of the industry. One of our top specializations includes helping local, regional, and national businesses expand their footprint throughout Greater Kansas City and the Midwest Region.

Block & Company's Restaurant Group has unparalleled experience and success working with virtually every national franchise, as well as hundreds of local restaurant establishments. From start to finish, Block & Company has been providing restaurants with a pathway to success for nearly 80 years.

Our Core Specialization:
Sales & Leasing
Tenant Representation
Market Analysis & Site Selection
Property & Construction Management
Investment Services
Business For Sale
Regional & National Expansion Strategies

For media inquiries, questions about the survey or Block & Company's services, please contact us at or (816) 753-6000.
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