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Wisconsin

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

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

12,170

Eating and drinking place locations in Wisconsin in 2015

$8.4 billion

Projected sales in Wisconsin's restaurants in 2016

270,200

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Wisconsin in 2016 = 10% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 9.6% = 26,000 additional jobs, for a total of 296,200 jobs by 2026.

Wisconsin's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Tammy Baldwin (D)
Ron Johnson (R)
12,170
201,500

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Paul Ryan (R)
Mark Pocan (D)
Ron Kind (D)
Gwen Moore (D)
F. James Sensenbrenner (R)
Glenn Grothman (R)
Sean P. Duffy (R)
Reid Ribble (R)
TOTAL
1,379
1,558
1,690
1,234
1,218
1,504
1,958
1,630
12,170
22,836
25,794
27,975
20,426
20,159
24,897
32,421
26,992
201,500

*Wisconsin's 201,500 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 270,200 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