Restaurants, Bars & Food Services Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 3/26/2018
SIC Codes: 5812, 5813
NAICS Codes: 722
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Companies in this industry provide meals, snacks, and beverages to customers for on-site or off-site consumption. Major companies include restaurant operators such as Darden Restaurants, McDonald's, Starbucks, and Yum! Brands (all based in the US), as well as Greggs (the UK), Skylark (Japan), and Restaurant Brands International (Canada). Major food service contractors include US-based ARAMARK, Centerplate, and Delaware North, as well as Autogrill (Italy), Compass Group (UK), Sodexo (France), and SSP Group (UK).

The global consumer food services industry, including restaurants, generates about $2.7 trillion in annual sales, according to Euromonitor International and Nation's Restaurant News. Most industry growth is expected to come from the Asia/Pacific region and Latin America. Slower growth is projected for Western Europe and North America due to intense competition and market saturation.

The US restaurant, bar, and food services industry includes about 700,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $600 billion.


Restaurants and bars are benefiting from rising consumer interest in gourmet foods, craft beers, and premium spirits, which can be sold at higher margins than traditional fare. Many establishments have expanded their food and beverage selections to compete for patrons who are willing to pay more to try something new and unique. Some operators work closely with local farms, breweries, and distilleries to keep up with the latest trends. Dining and bar culture varies considerably from region ...

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