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North Carolina

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

18,169

Eating and drinking place locations in North Carolina in 2015

$18.1 billion

Projected sales in North Carolina's restaurants in 2016

458,500

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in North Carolina in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 14.8% = 67,900 additional jobs, for a total of 526,400 jobs by 2026.

North Carolina's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Richard Burr (R)
Thom Tillis (R)
18,169
353,000

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
G. K. Butterfield (D)
Renee Ellmers (R)
Walter B. Jones (R)
David Price (D)
Virginia Foxx (R)
Mark Walker (R)
David Rouzer (R)
Richard Hudson (R)
Robert Pittenger (R)
Patrick T. McHenry (R)
Mark Meadows (R)
Alma S. Adams (D)
George Holding (R)
TOTAL
1,211
1,248
1,679
1,663
1,374
1,314
1,298
1,024
1,592
1,388
1,242
1,731
1,406
18,169
23,521
24,251
32,629
32,307
26,702
25,520
25,216
19,886
30,928
26,969
24,124
33,631
27,318
353,000

*North Carolina's 353,000 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 458,500 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