Editor's Note:A previous version of this story was updated to include the correct number of quick-service restaurants that declined for the year ended May 2011, which is 3,485. U.S. commercial restaurants closed at a faster rate than new openings, creating a two-year pattern of decline, according to the latest restaurant census released Tuesday by The NPD Group. The Port Washington, N.Y.-based research firm found U.S. restaurant unit counts declined by 2 percent, or 9,450 restaurants, ...

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