This dashboard explores the economic profile of all U.S. states for three selected food service industries – “Restaurants and Other Food Industry”, “Food Services Industry” and “Drinking Places Industry.” It reports the economic variables, such as average earnings per job, establishments and jobs per 10,000 residents, sales per capita, and total jobs and sales per industry. The ranking of states for each of the economic variables is visible in a table in the bottom right-hand corner of the dashboard. In addition, the user has access to demographic variables – gender, race and age. To view the profile of all states, you can choose “View all States” for an automatic display of the dashboard.

Food Services Industry: This industry comprises establishments that provide food services at one or more of the following locations: (1) the customer’s location; (2) a location designated by the customer; or (3) from motorized vehicles or nonmotorized carts.

Drinking Place Industry: This industry comprises establishments as bars, taverns, nightclubs or drinking places primarily engaged in preparing and serving alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption. These establishments may also provide limited food services.

Restaurants and Other Food Industry: This industry comprises establishments engaged in providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated and pay after eating or who order at a counter, food bar or cafeteria line (or order by telephone) and pay before eating.


Select one (or multiple) state, food service industry and an economic variable to see the respective values on the map for each state on hover. Demographic information and state ranking are to be found in the lower panel.


Establishments per 10,000 residents: Divide the number of Establishments by the Population, multiplied by 10,000.

Jobs per 10,000 residents: Divide the number of Jobs by the population, multiplied by 10,000.

Sales per Capita ($): Divide Sales by Population.

Data: EMSI (www.economidmodeling.com) U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, December 2021. Timeframe – 2021.


EMSI (www.economidmodeling.com) U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division, December 2021. Timeframe – 2021.


Annapurni Subramaniam, Ahmad Wahdat, Tor Tolhurst, Jayson Lusk

March 31, 2022

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