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Nearly one in 10 American workers is employed in the restaurant industry, many of them on track for long-term success.
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The restaurant industry produces millions of dollars in tax revenues for local communities, while providing jobs for millions of Americans.
Employment growth in the restaurant industry is on track to outpace the nation’s job growth for the 14th straight year.
2013 restaurant industry sales are expected to reach $660.5 billion.
Entrepreneurs start here: 80 percent of restaurant owners started in the restaurant industry in an entry-level position.
The restaurant industry is at the heart of local, state and national economies.
80 percent of restaurant owners began in the restaurant industry in an entry-level position.
Restaurants are a major employer in every community, offering unparalleled opportunities for training and success
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