By the Numbers
Restaurant-industry sales, in billions of current dollars
Source: National Restaurant Association
Almost 1 in 10 working Americans are
Did you know?
More than one out of four American adults got
their first job in a restaurant.
Nearly half of all Americans have worked in a
restaurant at some point in their working careers.
America’s eating-and-drinking places employmore
minority managers than any other industry.
Sources: Figures are based on National Restaurant Association
research and data from federal and state government agencies.
See www.restaurant.org/research/state for more information
Restaurant Industry at a Glance
Alabama’s restaurants are an increasingly important part of
the state’s economy. Restaurants are a key driver of employment in
Alabama, and their sales generate tremendous tax revenues for the state.
Alabama’s restaurants extends far beyond the jobs they create, the careers
they build and the revenues they generate. America’s restaurants today are
leaders in nutrition and healthy living, sustainability and social responsibility,
and entrepreneurship and business opportunities.
For more information visit www.restaurant.org.
Restaurant and Foodservice Employment
In 2009, Alabama’s restaurants will
register $5.6 billion in sales.*
In 2007, there were 7,193
Every $1 spent in Alabama’s
restaurants generates an
additional $1.02 in sales
for Alabama’s economy.
Each additional $1 million
spent in Alabama’s eating-
generates an additional
32 jobs in Alabama.
19.9% Job Growth
34,900 New Jobs
Alabama Restaurants by the Numbers
Restaurant jobs represent 9 percent of total
employment in Alabama.
Restaurants’ share of the food doll