Food Service Industry By the Numbers

One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment moves a lot of commercial equipment in and out of the Orlando warehouse. Our client base is always growing around Florida and beyond. Sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and realize just how enormous the restaurant industry is in the U.S. Here are some numbers relating to the industry to show the impressive growths the business has seen in a year.

3,045 new restaurant locations added in the U.S. between the spring of 2012 and the spring of 2013. This number comes in from the U.S. restaurant census conducted by the NPD Group.

The total number of restaurants in the U.S. is 617,505, which is a .5 percent increase over the last year.

38,400 new jobs were created by the food service in June 2013, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Food service accounted for a total of 23 percent of all new hires for that month in the U.S.

43 percent of restaurant owners reported an increase in customer traffic between June 2012 and June 2013. This number comes in from the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index. 39 percent said that their traffic decline in June 2013.

It’s clear that the restaurant industry continues to grow throughout the ups and downs of the nation’s economy. If you’ve been thinking about opening up your own restaurant, then head into One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment and let us get you on the fast track.

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