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Massachusetts

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

15,397

Eating and drinking place locations in Massachusetts in 2015

$16.5 billion

Projected sales in Massachusetts's restaurants in 2016

338,600

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Massachusetts in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 8.1% = 27,300 additional jobs, for a total of 365,900 jobs by 2026.

Massachusetts's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Ed Markey (D)
Elizabeth Warren (D)
15,397
257,000

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Richard E. Neal (D)
James McGovern (D)
Niki Tsongas (D)
Joseph P. Kennedy III (D)
Katherine Clark (D)
Seth Moulton (D)
Michael E. Capuano (D)
Stephen F. Lynch (D)
William Keating (D)
TOTAL
1,502
1,499
1,305
1,658
1,556
1,760
2,051
2,053
2,014
15,397
25,064
25,024
21,786
27,677
25,973
29,370
34,232
34,263
33,612
257,000

*Massachusetts's 257,000 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 338,600 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