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South Dakota

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

1,819

Eating and drinking place locations in South Dakota in 2015

$1.3 billion

Projected sales in South Dakota's restaurants in 2016

46,300

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in South Dakota in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 10.6% = 4,900 additional jobs, for a total of 51,200 jobs by 2026.

South Dakota's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Mike Rounds (R)
John Thune (R)
1,819
30,800

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Kristi Noem (R)
TOTAL
1,819
1,819
30,800
30,800

*South Dakota's 30,800 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 46,300 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

For more information
Restaurant.orgsdra.org

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