- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
Restaurants are a driving force in Illinois’s economy. They provide jobs and build careers for thousands of people, and play a vital role in local communities throughout the state.
Eating and drinking place locations in Illinois in 2015
Projected sales in Illinois's restaurants in 2016
Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Illinois in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 7.7% = 41,300 additional jobs, for a total of 578,300 jobs by 2026.
JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY
Eating and drinking places:
*Illinois's 440,300 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 537,000 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.
For more information
Restaurant.org • illinoisrestaurants.org
Source: National Restaurant Association, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics & U.S. Census Bureau, 2015