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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*
Ted Cruz (R)
John Cornyn (R)
42,523
949,300

U.S. Representatives

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