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Texas

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

43,670

Eating and drinking place locations in Texas in 2015

$52.4 billion

Projected sales in Texas's restaurants in 2016

1,239,600

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Texas in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 17.9% = 221,400 additional jobs, for a total of 1,461,000 jobs by 2026.

Texas's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
John Cornyn (R)
Ted Cruz (R)
42,523
949,300

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Louie Gohmert (R)
Ted Poe (R)
Sam Johnson (R)
John Ratcliffe (R)
Jeb Hensarling (R)
Joe Barton (R)
John Culberson (R)
Kevin Brady (R)
Al Green (D)
Michael T. McCaul (R)
K. Michael Conaway (R)
Katy Granger (R)
Mac Thornberry (R)
Randy K. Weber, Sr. (R)
Rubén Hinojosa (D)
Beto O'Rouke (D)
Bill Flores (R)
Sheila Jackson Le (D)
Randy Neugebauer (R)
Joaquin Castro (D)
Lamar Smith (R)
Pete Olson (R)
Will Hurd (R)
Kenny Marchant (R)
Roger Williams (R)
Michael Burgess (R)
Blake Farenthold (R)
Henry Cuellar (D)
Gene Green (D)
Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)
John Carter (R)
Pete Sessions (R)
Marc Veasey (D)
Filemon Vela (D)
Llyod Doggett (D)
Brian Barbin (R)
TOTAL
1,007
1,598
1,319
1,131
867
1,075
1,661
1,153
958
1,277
1,248
1,241
1,382
1,225
1,161
1,037
1,232
1,254
1,283
1,117
1,053
1,821
1,242
1,238
1,993
1,423
1,166
1,312
827
681
1,115
1,010
1,628
1,005
951
1,323
1,037
43,670
22,955
36,431
30,078
25,778
19,758
24,501
37,878
26,295
21,851
29,119
28,465
28,296
27,934
26,476
23,647
28,093
28,595
29,244
25,479
24,018
41,513
28,237
45,441
32,450
26,590
29,918
18,859
15,528
25,417
23,021
37,128
22,907
21,674
30,160
23,645
995,700

*Texas's 995,700 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 1,239,600 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