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Alabama

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

Restaurants are a driving force in Alabama’s economy. They provide jobs and build careers for thousands of people, and play a vital role in local communities throughout the state.

7,845

Eating and drinking place locations in Alabama in 2015

$7.8 billion

Projected sales in Alabama's restaurants in 2016

185,100

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Alabama in 2016 = 11% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 13.3% = 24,600 additional jobs, for a total of 209,700 jobs by 2026.

Alabama's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Jeff Sessions (R)
Richard Shelby (R)
7,845
156,400

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Bradley Byrne (R)
Martha Roby (R)
Mike Rogers (R)
Robert B. Aderholt (R)
Mo Brooks (R)
Gary J. Palmer (R)
Terri A. Sewell (D)
TOTAL
1,117
1,094
1,237
1,003
1,208
1,115
1,071
7,845
22,259
21,818
24,663
20,001
24,086
22,224
21,349
156,400

*Alabama's 156,400 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 185,100 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

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Source: National Restaurant Association, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics & U.S. Census Bureau, 2015