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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*
Dianne Feinstein (D)
Barbara Boxer (D)
69,908
1,323,000

U.S. Representatives

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