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Georgia

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

17,900

Eating and drinking place locations in Georgia in 2015

$18.9 billion

Projected sales in Georgia's restaurants in 2016

438,900

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Georgia in 2016 = 11% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 14.2% = 62,200 additional jobs, for a total of 501,100 jobs by 2026.

Georgia's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
David Perdue (R)
Johnny Isakson (R)
17,900
358,800

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R)
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D)
Lynn A. Westmoreland (R)
Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D)
John Lewis (D)
Tom Price (R)
Robert Woodall (R)
Austin Scott (R)
Doug Collins (R)
Jody B. Hice (R)
Barry Loudermilk (R)
Rick W. Allen (R)
David Scott (D)
Tom Graves (R)
TOTAL
1,497
1,045
1,072
994
2,047
1,953
1,312
1,096
1,235
1,086
1,511
1,062
1,103
889
17,900
30,008
20,938
21,498
19,925
41,023
39,141
26,289
21,974
24,751
21,776
30,279
21,282
22,103
17,813
358,800

*Georgia's 358,800 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 438,900 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

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