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South Carolina

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

8,880

Eating and drinking place locations in South Carolina in 2015

$9.1 billion

Projected sales in South Carolina's restaurants in 2016

218,500

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in South Carolina in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 15.3% = 33,500 additional jobs, for a total of 252,000 jobs by 2026.

South Carolina's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Lindsey Graham (R)
Tim Scott (R)
8,880
180,100

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Mark Sanford (R)
Joe Wilson (R)
Jeff Duncan (R)
Trey Gowdy (R)
Mick Mulvaney (R)
James E. Clyburn (D)
Tom Rice (R)
TOTAL
1,370
1,040
1,089
1,279
994
1,515
1,592
8,880
27,793
21,100
22,078
25,941
20,157
30,736
32,296
180,100

*South Carolina's 180,100 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 218,500 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