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Washington

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

15,037

Eating and drinking place locations in Washington in 2015

$13.1 billion

Projected sales in Washington's restaurants in 2016

295,500

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Washington in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 12.6% = 37,200 additional jobs, for a total of 332,700 jobs by 2026.

Washington's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Maria Cantwell (D)
Patty Murray (D)
15,037
228,500

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Suzan DelBene (D)
Rick Larsen (D)
Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
Dan Newhouse (R)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)
Derek Kilmer (D)
Jim McDermott (D)
David G. Reichert (R)
Adam Smith (D)
Denny Heck (D)
TOTAL
1,482
1,499
1,222
1,084
1,268
1,521
2,703
1,237
1,933
1,088
15,037
22,524
22,779
18,564
16,465
19,273
23,112
41,080
18,798
29,372
16,532
228,500

*Washington's 228,500 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 295,500 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