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Florida

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

39,143

Eating and drinking place locations in Florida in 2015

$40.3 billion

Projected sales in Florida's restaurants in 2016

995,600

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Florida in 2016 = 14% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 17.4% = 173,000 additional jobs, for a total of 1,168,600 jobs by 2026.

Florida's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Bill Nelson (D)
Marco Rubio (R)
39,143
736,600

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Jeff Miller (R)
Gwen Graham (D)
Ted Yoho (R)
Ander Crenshaw (R)
Corrine Brown (D)
Ron DeSantis (R)
John Mica (R)
Bill Posey (R)
Alan Grayson (D)
Daniel Webster (R)
Richard Nugent (R)
Gus M. Bilirakis (R)
David Jolly (R)
Kathy Castor (D)
Dennis Ross (R)
Vern Buchanan (R)
Tom Rooney (R)
Patrick Murphy (D)
Curt Clawson (R)
Alcee L. Hastings (D)
Theodore E. Deutch (D)
Lois Frankel (D)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
Frederica Wilson (D)
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
Carlos Curbelo (R)
leana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
TOTAL
1,528
1,424
1,064
1,640
1,723
1,546
1,305
1,472
1,179
1,704
945
1,214
1,596
1,715
944
1,548
927
1,398
1,797
1,632
1,156
2,126
1,772
1,648
1,144
1,200
1,796
39,143
28,749
26,805
20,025
30,864
32,429
29,100
24,550
27,707
22,187
32,060
17,788
22,846
30,027
32,268
17,770
29,135
17,440
26,300
33,825
30,718
21,747
40,011
33,338
31,011
21,536
22,574
33,793
736,600

*Florida's 736,600 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 995,600 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

For more information
Restaurant.orgfrla.org

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