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Delaware

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

1,889

Eating and drinking place locations in Delaware in 2015

$2.0 billion

Projected sales in Delaware's restaurants in 2016

46,900

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Delaware in 2016 = 11% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 10.0% = 4,700 additional jobs, for a total of 51,600 jobs by 2026.

Delaware's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Thomas Carper (D)
Christopher Coons (D)
1,889
35,000

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
John Carney (D)
TOTAL
1,889
1,889
35,000
35,000

*Delaware's 35,000 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 46,900 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

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