I really hate to hear when a business shuts down, whether it's local or national. It means people are losing their jobs, and it's a very sad situation. 2019 seems to be a banner year for restaurants closing, and according to the folks at Moneywise, the restaurants below have been closing at an alarming rate this year. Whether it's because of differing consumer tastes, location, or just the fact that you can now get top quality food delivered right to your front door, it's been a bad year for the dining industry. Some of these are in Acadiana, and some have been long gone from our culinary landscape.

  1. Subway - more than 1,000
  2. Pizza Hut - 450
  3. Burger King - 250
  4. Starbucks - 150
  5. Steak 'n Shake - 106
  6. Boston Market - 45
  7. Ruby Tuesday - 26
  8. Friendly's - 23
  9. Applebee's - more than 20
  10. Kona Grill -19
  11. Marie Callender's - 19
  12. O'Charley's - 14
  13. Fuddruckers - 11
  14. Red Robin - 10
  15. Perkins - 10
  16. Roy Rogers - 7
  17. McCormick & Schmick's - 6
  18. Taco Bell - 6
  19. TGI Fridays - 5
  20. Luby's - 4