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Pennsylvania

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

25,434

Eating and drinking place locations in Pennsylvania in 2015

$21.0 billion

Projected sales in Pennsylvania's restaurants in 2016

561,300

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Pennsylvania in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 7.9% = 44,200 additional jobs, for a total of 605,500 jobs by 2026.

Pennsylvania's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Patrick Toomey (R)
Robert Casey (D)
25,434
393,900

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Joseph R. Pitts (R)
Charles W. Dent (R)
Michael F. Doyle (D)
Brendan F. Boyle (D)
Keith Rothfus (R)
Lou Barletta (R)
Tom Marino (R)
Bill Shuster (R)
Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
Patrick Meehan (R)
Ryan A. Costello (R)
Glenn W. Thompson (R)
Scott Perry (R)
Mike Kelly (R)
Chaka Fattah (D)
Matt Cartwright (D)
Tim Murphy (R)
Robert Brady (D)
TOTAL
1,275
1,430
1,107
1,443
1,810
1,230
1,519
1,289
1,306
1,213
1,357
1,612
1,191
1,243
1,296
1,268
2,022
1,825
25,434
19,744
22,147
17,138
22,345
28,025
19,056
23,531
19,967
20,219
18,780
21,015
24,959
18,448
19,244
20,073
19,633
31,317
28,259
393,900

*Pennsylvania's 393,900 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 561,300 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