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Virginia

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

14,859

Eating and drinking place locations in Virginia in 2015

$16.3 billion

Projected sales in Virginia's restaurants in 2016

363,500

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Virginia in 2016 = 11% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 12.2% = 44,400 additional jobs, for a total of 407,900 jobs by 2026.

Virginia's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Tim Kaine (D)
Mark Warner (D)
14,859
285,800

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Robert J. Wittman (R)
E. Scott Rigell (R)
Bobby Scott (D)
Randy J. Forbes (R)
Robert Hurt (R)
Bob Goodlatte (R)
Dave Brat (R)
Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D)
Morgan Griffith (R)
Barbara Comstock (R)
Gerald E. Connolly (D)
TOTAL
1,325
1,539
1,564
1,014
1,328
1,212
1,367
1,600
1,009
1,656
1,245
14,859
25,490
29,601
30,074
19,500
25,552
23,317
26,288
30,773
19,398
31,861
23,945
285,800

*Virginia's 285,800 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 363,500 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