Here are the latest facts, figures, and projections from the National Restaurant Association for 2018.
US Restaurant Industry Facts
$799 billion: Restaurant industry sales
1 million+: Restaurant locations in the United States
70%: Restaurants that are single-unit operations
14.7 million: Restaurant industry employees.
1.6 million: New restaurant jobs created by the year 2027.
10%: Restaurant workforce as part of the overall U.S. workforce.