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California

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

69,908

Eating and drinking place locations in California in 2015

$79.1 billion

Projected sales in California's restaurants in 2016

1,698,200

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in California in 2016 = 11% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 10.1% = 172,000 additional jobs, for a total of 1,870,400 jobs by 2026.

California's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Barbara Boxer (D)
Dianne Feinstein (D)
69,908
1,323,000

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Doug LaMalfa (R)
Jared Huffman (D)
John Garamendi (D)
Tom McClintock (R)
Mike Thompson (D)
Doris O. Matsui (D)
Ami Bera (D)
Paul Cook (R)
Jerry McNerney (D)
Jeff Denham (R)
Mark DeSaulnier (D)
Nancy Pelosi (D)
Barbara Lee (D)
Jackie Speier (D)
Eric Swalwell (D)
Jim Costa (D)
Michael M. Honda (D)
Anna G. Eshoo (D)
Zoe Lofgren (D)
Sam Farr (D)
David Valadao (R)
Devin Nunes (R)
Kevin McCarthy (R)
Lois Capps (D)
Stephen Knight (R)
Julia Brownley (D)
Judy Chu (D)
Adam Schiff (D)
Tony Cardenas (D)
Brad Sherman (D)
Pete Aguilar (D)
Grace Napolitano (D)
Ted Lieu (D)
Xavier Becerra (D)
Norma J. Torres (D)
Raul Ruiz (D)
Karen Bass (D)
Linda Sanchez (D)
Edward R. Royce (R)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)
Mark Takano (D)
Ken Calvert (R)
Maxine Waters (D)
Janice Hahn (D)
Mimi Walters (R)
Loretta Sanchez (D)
Alan Lowenthal (D)
Dana Rohrabacher (R)
Darrell Issa (R)
Duncan D. Hunter (R)
Juan Vargas (D)
Scott Peters (D)
Susan Davis (D)
TOTAL
1,207
1,668
1,263
1,381
1,178
1,202
981
1,057
915
885
1,429
3,514
1,699
1,720
1,246
800
1,489
1,826
1,419
1,209
750
994
952
1,727
865
1,110
1,782
1,902
713
1,671
731
1,227
2,395
1,534
1,093
1,021
1,413
1,157
1,374
1,031
766
983
1,089
687
1,383
1,138
1,402
1,933
1,595
974
1,039
1,886
1,497
69,908
22,837
31,575
23,898
26,133
22,288
22,751
18,574
20,006
17,323
16,740
27,050
66,502
32,150
32,548
23,574
15,142
28,182
34,550
26,846
22,887
14,195
18,806
18,010
32,686
16,374
21,015
33,721
35,998
13,503
31,625
13,832
23,217
45,322
29,205
20,679
19,313
26,734
21,887
26,012
19,502
14,496
18,599
20,608
13,007
26,180
21,531
26,525
36,584
30,192
18,432
19,655
35,688
28,323
1,323,000

*California's 1,323,000 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 1,698,200 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