Size of the Restaurant Industry
According to Dun & Bradstreet, there are approximately 624,900 restaurants in the United States. The restaurant industry currently has an estimated market value of approximately $384 billion. Furthermore, average sales per establishment are $1.2 million. There are approximately 6,312,500 people currently employed in the restaurant industry, with each restaurant containing, on average, 16 workers. See the following table for an analysis of the restaurant market in the United States.
According to Dun & Bradstreet, approximately 32 percent of companies in the restaurant industry employ nine workers or fewer. Approximately 16.4 percent of all firms have 10 to 24 employees, 8.3 percent have 25 to 49 employees, 3.7 percent have 50 to 99 employees, 0.8 percent have 100 to 249 employees and 0.1 percent have 250 to 499 employees. See the following table for an analysis of the restaurant market by company size.