• 2024 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

    Get the latest trend forecast for industry sales, operations, workforce, and menus to inform business decisions for the year.

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    Food safety, the new tax deal, and building a positive workplace culture will be the focus of this Operator Webinar series. These sessions are designed to deliver actionable information for busy restaurant operators.

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    More than 1,500 culinary professionals weighed in to tell us what they think will be top menu trends in the coming year.

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    Learn to reduce the risk of fire in your restaurant but also protect your employees, guests and the business should a fire break out.

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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