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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*
Marco Rubio (R)
Bill Nelson (D)
39,143
736,600

U.S. Representatives

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