Industry Description

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e., waiter/waitress service) and pay after eating. These establishments may provide this type of food service to patrons in combination with selling alcoholic beverages, providing carryout services, or presenting live nontheatrical entertainment.

Benchmark Data

$1 Million - $5 Million Net Sales

  • MVIC/Net Sales: 0.30
  • MVIC/Gross Profit: 0.53
  • MVIC/SDE: 2.23
  • MVIC/EBITDA: 2.94

Statistics (Restaurants)

  • Number of Establishments: 41,122
  • Average Profit Margin: 3.0%
  • Revenue per Employee: $74,300
  • Average Number of Employees: 17.7
  • Average Wages per Employee: $27,086