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Louisiana

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

8,371

Eating and drinking place locations in Louisiana in 2015

$8.7 billion

Projected sales in Louisiana's restaurants in 2016

204,300

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Louisiana in 2016 = 11% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 8.0% = 16,400 additional jobs, for a total of 220,700 jobs by 2026.

Louisiana's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Bill Cassidy (R)
David Vitter (R)
8,371
164,700

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Steve Scalise (R)
Cedric Richmond (D)
Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (R)
John Fleming (R)
Ralph Lee Abraham (R)
Garret Graves (R)
TOTAL
1,777
1,866
1,367
1,033
958
1,370
8,371
34,954
36,718
26,901
20,321
18,858
26,948
164,700

*Louisiana's 164,700 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 204,300 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

For more information
Restaurant.orglra.org

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