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Connecticut

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

7,877

Eating and drinking place locations in Connecticut in 2015

$7.3 billion

Projected sales in Connecticut's restaurants in 2016

158,700

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Connecticut in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 9.0% = 14,300 additional jobs, for a total of 173,000 jobs by 2026.

Connecticut's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Richard Blumenthal (D)
Christopher Murphy (D)
7,877
112,900

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
John B. Larson (D)
Joe Courtney (D)
Rosa L. DeLauro (D)
James A. Himes (D)
Elizabeth Esty (D)
TOTAL
1,718
1,408
1,470
1,763
1,518
7,877
24,618
20,176
21,072
25,272
21,762
112,900

*Connecticut's 112,900 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 158,700 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

For more information
Restaurant.orgctrestaurant.org

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