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Arizona

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

9,314

Eating and drinking place locations in Arizona in 2015

$11.5 billion

Projected sales in Arizona's restaurants in 2016

282,700

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Arizona in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 18.9% = 53,300 additional jobs, for a total of 336,000 jobs by 2026.

Arizona's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Jeff Flake (R)
John McCain (R)
9,314
214,400

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Ann Kirkpatrick (D)
Martha McSally (R)
Raúl M. Grijalva (D)
Paul A. Gosar (R)
Matt Salmon (R)
David Schweikert (R)
Ruben Gallego (D)
Trent Franks (R)
Kyrsten Sinema (D)
TOTAL
1,062
1,071
741
1,053
840
1,597
1,136
727
1,088
9,314
24,436
24,653
17,053
24,249
19,334
36,750
26,147
16,735
25,042
214,400

*Arizona's 214,400 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 282,700 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

For more information
Restaurant.orgazrestaurant.org

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