The restaurant and food service industry is a $600 billion industry in the U.S., and due to the sector’s expanse, half of all adults have worked in food service at some point in their lives. The sector encompasses any establishment that serves food to people outside of their home and typically includes restaurants, carryout operations, cafeterias, university dining halls, catering and vending companies.

Restaurants and other food service establishments are a driving component of Missouri’s economy. There are 11,200 eating and drinking establishments in Missouri supporting 300,300 job and $11.7 billion in sales.

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The National Restaurant Association and others can help you navigate coming back from COVID-19.

Keep up with valuable data and insights regarding your sector.

Featured Industry Resources

The food service industry faces a number of unique challenges as a result of COVID-19. These resources can help.

Many businesses are struggling to return. Thankfully, there are resources to help.

Many others are working to overcome the same challenges you are. See what they have to say.

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