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Restaurant Industry Facts
by Dilip Shaw
Preface: This article is very important for those looking
for facts relating to the restaurant industry. If you
intend to join this industry you must read this to take
an informed decision.
Restaurant-industry sales are projected to reach a record
$426.1 billion in 2003. The restaurant industry employs
more than 11.7 million people in 870,000 locations. Restaurant-industry
sales are forecast to advance 4.5 percent in 2003 and
equal 4 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product.
The restaurant industry provides work for more than 9
percent of those employed in the United States. The average
annual household expenditure for food away from home in
2000 was $2,137, or $855 per person.
Restaurant-industry employment will reach 13.3 million
by 2012. At present the restaurant industry is the nation's
largest employer outside of the government. The Bureau
of Labor Statistics predicts the restaurant industry's
growth will be 30 per cent over the next two years. Industry
professionals and owners indicate that the biggest challenge
facing the industry is finding educated, competent, and
well-trained management personnel to handle this growth.
Recruiting and retaining employees is the biggest challenge
quick service operators expected to face in 2002, with
roughly one-third of the survey respondents rating it
their top challenge.
Spending on food, both at home and away from home, accounted
for 13.6 percent of total average annual household expenditures
in 1999, or $5,031 per household.
August is the most popular month to eat out, and Saturday
is the most popular day of the week for dining out.
About the Author
Culinary Artist - Specializes in French & Thai Cuisine
Date Posted : 14 - Feb - 2005
Website : http://www.best-cooking-school-culinary-arts-schools-classes.com