Restaurant Industry in the US (statista)
The restaurant industry in the United States has seen healthy growth over the past few decades, despite challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a leading contributor to the global restaurant market, the U.S. quick service restaurant (QSR) industry's output has increased by over 50 percent since 2007, reaching an all-time high of approximately 283 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. The output of the U.S. full service restaurant industry experienced similar growth in recent years and reached a total of over 80 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. For many in the U.S., restaurants have become an essential part of everyday personal and professional life. Millions depend on the hospitality sector for employment, however, the number of employees in the U.S. restaurant industry declined significantly in 2020 amidst the series of nationwide restaurant restrictions and closures caused by the health crisis.