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Rhode Island

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

2,798

Eating and drinking place locations in Rhode Island in 2015

$2.3 billion

Projected sales in Rhode Island's restaurants in 2016

57,000

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Rhode Island in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 6.3% = 3,600 additional jobs, for a total of 60,600 jobs by 2026.

Rhode Island's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Jack Reed (D)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
2,798
42,800

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
David Cicilline (D)
Jim Langevin (D)
TOTAL
1,409
1,389
2,798
21,552
21,248
42,800

*Rhode Island's 42,800 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 57,000 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