1. The restaurant industry sees an average of $1.9 billion sales every 24 hours. [Click to tweet]
  2. There are nearly 14 million employees that make up the entire restaurant industry, globally. [Click to tweet]
  3. About 1.7 million jobs are expected to be created in the restaurant industry by the year 2025. [Click to tweet]
  4. 10% of the entire workforce within the United States is part of the restaurant and food service industry. [Click to tweet]
  5. 8 out of 10 restaurant owners who started their career in the restaurant industry began in entry-level positions. [Click to tweet]
  6. 9 out of 10 restaurants have fewer than 50 employees. [Click to tweet]
  7. 7 out of 10 restaurants are single-unit operations. [Click to tweet]
  8. When choosing a restaurant, almost half (48.9%) of diners surveyed said they seek information from trusted friends first, but more than 8 out of 10 (80.1%) respondents do additional research after receiving a recommendation.
  9. Restaurant review sites (27.7%) and a restaurant’s website (27%) are the most important places consumers turn when looking to choose a restaurant.
  10. 83% of smartphone users surveyed said they use their phones to determine where to eat while traveling. [Click to tweet]
  11. 2015 will be the 6th consecutive year of sales growth in the restaurant industry. [Click to tweet]
  12. 8 out of 10 consumers say they would dine at a restaurant during off peak times if a discount was available to them. [Click to tweet]
  13. 1/4 of diners say integrated technology options at a restaurant (such as online ordering) are important features that factor into their decision when choosing a restaurant.
  14. 70% of smartphone users view restaurant menus on their phones. [Click to tweet]
  15. 34% of consumers say restaurant technology options, such as online ordering, influence them to dine out or order takeout/delivery more often.
  16. The restaurant industry is estimated to employ 14 million Americans in 2015. [Click to tweet]
  17. 76% of consumers are more likely to visit a restaurant that offers healthy meal options. [Click to tweet]
  18. In 2010, the average consumer spent $2,505 eating out, according to the United States Department of Labor. This number is expected to grow.
  19. An online customer is more likely to re-order within 60 days than a walk-in customer, simply because the platform is an easier option.
  20. A study of 372 U.S. restaurant operators (of all sizes) that accept takeout orders found that about 25% of those surveyed have adopted online ordering.

 

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