The restaurant industry will experience a positive outlook for 2015, with a solid sales growth and employment to reach a remarkable 14 million people in the food service industry. The top five states for restaurant employment growth are Arizona, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Utah. The remaining challenge for restaurant operators will be managing food costs as those prices continue to climb.
“Population growth and Americans’ continued desire for convenience and dining out continues to fuel industry growth,” said Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of research for the National Restaurant Association. “Certain components of the business climate remain a challenge, however, as regional variability in employment levels and disposable income gains still put a damper on the overall environment.”
For a comprehensive outlook and overview of the U.S. restaurant industry, watch this video by the National Restaurant Association.