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Oklahoma

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

6,562

Eating and drinking place locations in Oklahoma in 2015

$6.5 billion

Projected sales in Oklahoma's restaurants in 2016

173,700

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Oklahoma in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 12% = 20,900 additional jobs, for a total of 194,600 jobs by 2026.

Oklahoma's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
James Lankford (R)
James Inhofe (R)
6,562
131,600

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Jim Bridenstine (R)
Markwayne Mullin (R)
Frank Lucas (R)
Tom Cole (R)
Steve Russell (R)
TOTAL
1,503
981
1,263
1,223
1,592
6,562
30,152
19,669
25,338
24,520
31,921
131,600

*Oklahoma's 131,600 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 173,700 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