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New Jersey

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

17,957

Eating and drinking place locations in New Jersey in 2015

$16.0 billion

Projected sales in New Jersey's restaurants in 2016

330,700

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in New Jersey in 2016 = 9% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 7.5% = 24,700 additional jobs, for a total of 355,400 jobs by 2026.

New Jersey's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Cory Booker (D)
Robert Menendez (D)
17,957
248,300

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Donald Norcross (D)
Frank LoBiondo (R)
Thomas MacArthur (R)
Chris Smith (R)
Scott Garrett (R)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (D)
Leonard Lance (R)
Albio Sires (D)
Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D)
Donald Payne, Jr. (D)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (R)
Bonnie Watson Coleman (D)
TOTAL
1,175
1,804
1,455
1,435
1,600
1,430
1,749
1,496
1,625
1,187
1,648
1,353
17,957
16,249
24,951
20,114
19,848
22,121
19,772
24,181
19,772
24,181
20,685
22,465
16,415
22,792
18,706
248,300

*New Jersey's 248,300 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 330,700 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