Factbook

National statistics -- Size and scope (sales, employment, etc.)
State statistics (current map with PDF files)

Economic impact (initially a map with PDF files?) -- multiplier; related industries

$825 billion: Restaurant industry projected sales in 2018. 

  • 1 million+: Restaurant locations in the United States.
  • 15.1 million: Restaurant industry employees.
  • 1.6 million: New restaurant jobs created by 2028.
  • 10%: Restaurant workforce as part of the overall U.S. workforce.
  • 9 in 10: Restaurant managers who started at entry level. 
  • 8 in 10: Restaurant owners who started their industry careers in entry-level positions.
  • 9 in 10: Restaurants with fewer than 50 employees.
  • 7 in 10: Restaurants that are single-unit operations.

Learn more in our 2018 Restaurant Industry Pocket Factbook.