Local eateries add flair in Forsyth County

To read the entire Progress 2016 edition, click here.

The titles and rankings seem to come in droves each year.

From health and wealth to education and youth, most Forsyth residents know the county is at the forefront of north Georgia and the state in various factors that help shape quality of life.

These factors — which residents embrace and have come to expect — carry their share of numbers. Indeed, politicians and others are fond of touting such statistics.

With that in mind, the staff of the Forsyth County News contacted government and school officials, business owners and public safety personnel to compile some interesting and easy-to-read figures from the past year.

Forsyth County restaurant industry by the numbers

374 – Restaurants in the county

800 – More than that many inspections

45,000 – Pounds of pork sold by ’cue Barbeque

5,000 – Portions of salmon served last year by Tam’s Backstage (includes catering)

* Note: Figures are from 2015 and do not include city of Cumming and may not be exact due to fluid openings and closings.