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Minnesota

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

9,709

Eating and drinking place locations in Minnesota in 2015

$9.5 billion

Projected sales in Minnesota's restaurants in 2016

266,400

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Minnesota in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 8.3% = 22,000 additional jobs, for a total of 288,400 jobs by 2026.

Minnesota's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Al Franken (D)
Amy Klobuchar (D)
9,709
190,600

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Timothy J. Walz (D)
John Kline (R)
Erik Paulsen (R)
Betty McCollum (D)
Keith Ellison (D)
Tom Emmer (R)
Collin C. Peterson (D)
Richard M. Nolan (D)
TOTAL
1,193
939
1,259
1,310
1,567
1,017
1,198
1,226
9,709
23,419
18,443
24,772
25,715
30,766
19,963
23,510
24,062
190,600

*Minnesota's 190,600 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 266,400 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

For more information
Restaurant.orgmnrestaurant.org

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