Restaurant Industry Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Restaurant Industry Forecast Report
Research Date: 4.28.2013
The restaurant industry is a dominant force inside of the service sector and no other service requires more customer attention than serving the hungry public. Over the past few decades the industry has boomed as more and more people are opting out of a home cooked meal for quick and easy restaurant dining. Opening a restaurant has always been a fairly easy and low cost business venture for the young entrepreneur.
Demographic Percent Success
Restaurant Industry Sales in 2008 (International) $2.3 Billion
Total Restaurant Locations 945,000
Total Restaurant Employees 13 Million
Number of daily U.S. restaurant patrons 130 Million
Average U.S. consumption of meals at home 76%
Percent of consumers who used the internet to order food 13%
Percent of consumers who that view a restaurants website before dining there 57%
Percent of restaurants that are single-out operations 70%
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