INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

STATE OF THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

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THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY IN WISCONSIN

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FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • $863 billion: Restaurant industry sales in 2019.
  • 1 million+: Restaurant locations in the United States.
  • 15.3 million: Restaurant industry employees.
  • 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.

(Source: National Restaurant Association)