We are a nationwide grassroots movement of restaurateurs committed to growing opportunity in our industry and strengthening the communities where we live and work.

District of Columbia

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

2,233

Eating and drinking place locations in District of Columbia in 2015

$3.6 billion

Projected sales in District of Columbia's restaurants in 2016

61,600

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in District of Columbia in 2016 = 9% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 7.5% = 4,600 additional jobs, for a total of 66,200 jobs by 2026.

District of Columbia's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)
TOTAL
2,233
2,233
50,300
50,300

*District of Columbia's 50,300 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 61,600 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

For more information
Restaurant.orgramw.org

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