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By the numbers: Industry performance 2023

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$1.049 trillion

Restaurant industry sales in in 2023, up from $966 billion in 2022

15.5 million

Foodservice industry jobs at the end of 2023, after adding 600k jobs during the year

9 in 10 restaurants

have fewer than 50 employees

8 in 10 restaurant owners

started their industry careers in entry-level positions