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Maine

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

3,112

Eating and drinking place locations in Maine in 2015

$2.2 billion

Projected sales in Maine's restaurants in 2016

61,600

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Maine in 2016 = 11% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 7.6% = 4,700 additional jobs, for a total of 66,300 jobs by 2026.

Maine's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Susan Collins (R)
Angus King Jr. (I)
3,112
43,400

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Chellie Pingree (D)
Bruce Poliquin (R)
TOTAL
1,804
1,308
3,112
25,158
18,242
43,400

*Maine's 43,400 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 61,600 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