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Ohio

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

22,023

Eating and drinking place locations in Ohio in 2015

$20.5 billion

Projected sales in Ohio's restaurants in 2016

572,000

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Ohio in 2016 = 11% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 9.4% = 54,000 additional jobs, for a total of 626,000 jobs by 2026.

Ohio's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Sherrod Brown (D)
Rob Portman (R)
22,023
427,800

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Steve Chabot (R)
Brad Wenstrup (R)
Joyce Beatty (D)
Jim Jordan (R)
Robert E. Latta (R)
Bill Johnson (R)
Bob Gibbs (R)
Warren Davidson (R)
Marcy Kaptur (D)
Michael Turner (R)
Marcia L. Fudge (D)
Pat Tiberi (R)
Tim Ryan (D)
David Joyce (R)
Steve Stivers (R)
James B. Renacci (R)
TOTAL
1,434
1,271
1,286
1,300
1,559
1,263
1,342
1,214
1,237
1,254
1,710
1,549
1,269
1,591
1,379
1,364
22,023
27,854
24,687
24,987
25,247
30,276
24,537
26,077
23,581
24,033
24,642
30,914
26,787
26,503
427,800

*Ohio's 427,800 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 572,000 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