With more than 4,500 restaurants, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) has more restaurants in her congressional district than any other member of Congress, according to the National Restaurant Association's latest analysis of data on restaurant establishments.
Maloney represents the 12th congressional district of New York, which covers most of the east side of Manhattan and parts of Queens. Her district includes 4,543 eating-and-drinking places.
Coming in second: The 8th congressional district in New York, represented by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D). Nadler's district spans much of the west side of Manhattan, and includes parts of Brooklyn. Nadler's district includes 3,310 restaurants. Third place goes to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), whose San Francisco-area congressional district includes 2,747 restaurants.
Eating-and-drinking places are the primary component of the restaurant industry. They account for about 55 percent of all restaurant and foodservice locations and 75 percent of the total restaurant and foodservice workforce.
The NRA's new "Restaurant Industry at a Glance" fact sheets show the restaurant industry's extraordinary impact in each state and congressional district. The fact sheets include data on restaurant sales, locations and jobs, plus projected growth in restaurant jobs over the next decade and the "multiplier" effect that restaurant spending has on jobs and sales in the rest of the economy.
The top five states for restaurant and foodservice jobs are California (1,475,100), Texas (1,074,200), Florida (844,800), New York (750,900) and Pennsylvania (535,000).