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Maryland

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

11,100

Eating and drinking place locations in Maryland in 2015

$11.7 billion

Projected sales in Maryland's restaurants in 2016

244,000

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Maryland in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 9.5% = 22,300 additional jobs, for a total of 267,300 jobs by 2026.

Maryland's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Benjamin Cardin (D)
Barbara Mikulski (D)
11,100
198,200

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Andy Harris (R)
Dutch Ruppersberger (D)
John P. Sarbanes (D)
Donna F. Edwards (D)
Steny H. Hoyer (D)
John Delaney (D)
Elijah Cummings (D)
Chris Van Hollen (D)
TOTAL
1,612
1,320
1,789
1,090
1,207
1,240
1,383
1,459
11,100
28,777
23,567
31,947
19,461
21,557
22,144
24,690
26,058
198,200

*Maryland's 198,200 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 244,000 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