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Kentucky

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

7,510

Eating and drinking place locations in Kentucky in 2015

$7.6 billion

Projected sales in Kentucky's restaurants in 2016

200,500

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Kentucky in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 12.4% = 24,800 additional jobs, for a total of 225,300 jobs by 2026.

Kentucky's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Mitch McConnell (R)
Rand Paul (R)
7,510
152,300

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Ed Whitfield (R)
Brett S. Guthrie (R)
John A. Yarmuth (D)
Thomas Massie (R)
Harold Rogers (R)
Andy Barr (R)
TOTAL
1,172
1,056
1,563
1,539
838
1,342
7,510
23,777
21,407
31,696
31,213
17,001
27,207
152,300

*Kentucky's 152,300 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 200,500 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