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Missouri

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

10,903

Eating and drinking place locations in Missouri in 2015

$10.2 billion

Projected sales in Missouri's restaurants in 2016

295,600

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Missouri in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 9.7% = 28,800 additional jobs, for a total of 324,400 jobs by 2026.

Missouri's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Roy Blunt (R)
Claire McCaskill (D)
10,903
217,900

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
William Lacy Clay (D)
Ann Wagner (R)
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R)
Vicky Hartzler (R)
Emanuel Cleaver (D)
Sam Graves (R)
Billy Long (R)
Jason Smith (R)
TOTAL
1,805
1,544
1,347
1,079
1,398
1,290
1,423
1,018
10,903
36,066
30,849
26,928
21,557
27,935
25,776
28,440
20,349
217,900

*Missouri's 217,900 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 295,600 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