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Food-Service Industry Overview


Food service -- including independent and chain restaurants, as well as cafeterias in schools, hospitals and office buildings -- is one the largest industries in the US, with revenues of more than $600 billion in 2011, according to the National Restaurant Association (NRA). A key sector for food service is the fast-food restaurant industry. Fast food includes more than 200,000 restaurants with combined annual revenue of about $190 billion, according to Hoovers. Thousands of jobs in food service are found at Burger King, Chick-fil-A, McDonald's, Wendy's and YUM Brands. The fast-food industry is highly fragmented: The 50 largest companies account for about 20 percent of revenue.

Food-Service Job Market


More than 12 million food-service jobs were found in the industry in 2011, according to the NRA. Cooks held more than 2 million jobs in 2010, and the occupation is projected to add about 162,000 jobs from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). There were more than 4 million food and beverage servers in 2010, and the forecast is for nearly 492,000 more of these food-service job opportunities by 2020. Jobs for food-service managers, by contrast, are expected to decline by 3 percent to 310,000 over the decade.

With Americans keeping a close eye on their wallets and waistlines in the 2010s, workers in restaurants jobs face sharp challenges. Restaurants and other establishments are creating food-service careers that give workers more direct responsibility for the unit’s financial success -- whether by rewarding servers for upselling or compensating managers for improvements in quarterly results. From dishwashers to food and beverage directors, the food-service industry is looking for workers who are attuned to the ever-evolving tastes of customers and who understand how to profit from them. Some common positions in food-service employment are cook; server; dishwasher; restaurant manager; supervisor, manager or director of food services; and food and beverage services director.

Food-Service Salaries


Median annual wages were $18,300 for fast-food cooks, $42,350 for chefs and head cooks, and $48,110 for food-service managers in May 2011, the BLS reports. The top 10 percent of food-service managers earned more than $81,000.
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tommy bahama Restaurant is hiring! Immediate needs for all kitchen staff, Servers w/exp. & Food Runners.Competitive rates & excellent benefitsApply in person all days 9-11am or 3-5pm Harbourside Place126 Soundings AveJupiter FL...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
As you know, at ConAgra Foods, we make great food - everyday food - in extraordinary ways, which is why we are creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Career level: 20 Hiring Manager: Rick Miller Recruiter: Lee LaFleur-Childs   Job Title: Plant Systems & Network Administrator Job Summary: Independently or as a team member, the Plant Systems & Network Administr...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Now Hiring Operations Managers for our Restaurant in Whittier, CA! Raising Cane's Operations Manager (OM) – At Raising Cane's, our Operations Manager plays a vital role in the successful operation of our restaurants. Working under the leadership of the General Manager, the OM becomes highly skilled at staffing, training and scheduling of the crew as well as provide support in financial management...
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Our Executive Chefs are PASSIONATE PEOPLE "At BBRG, we strive to be the Best Italian Restaurant Company in America and we want our people to know they work with best. We will develop loyal, lifelong Guests by delivering the highest quality food and service, to each Guest...at each meal...each and every day." Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (BBRG) actively recruits the finest in the industry to be ...
Are you looking for a great company that’s growing and provides opportunity for advancement? Take a look at Sonic! Sonic, America’s Drive-in, the largest and most successful chain of quick-service drive-in restaurants, continues to experience unprecedented growth throughout the United States. Sonic Corporation franchises and operates the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic bega...
Now Hiring Operations Managers for our Restaurant in Laguna Hills, CA! Raising Cane's Operations Manager (OM) – At Raising Cane's, our Operations Manager plays a vital role in the successful operation of our restaurants. Working under the leadership of the General Manager, the OM becomes highly skilled at staffing, training and scheduling of the crew as well as provide support in financial manage...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
Our Management Training program is recognized as one of the best in the marketing industry! If you have great people skills and enjoy working with the public, we want to meet you! We have full-time account executive and management trainee openings available for career minded individuals with unbeatable people skills. This is an entry level opening NOT in a call center environment. If you have ...
Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary Requisition Number 14-0381 Title FOOD SERVICE AIDE Department Dietary Shift Day Hours Per Week 1.0 City Boston State MA Description Under direct supervision performs general cleaning tasks throughout the kitchen. Stocks and organizes cafeteria and dining rooms with non-food items. Requirements High school graduate or equivalent up to one year of food service. Mu...
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Full time Food Service Director needed for local Assisted Living community. Please apply in person 871 Twin Forks Avenue Auburn, AL. No Phone Calls, Please As Posted in the Opelika-Auburn News...
SEEKING RESTAURANT ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER AND BAR MANAGER CASUAL DINING CONCEPT – LATE NIGHT VENUE EXCITING OPPORTUNITY – Charlotte, NC This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your hospitality career! We are looking for a Restaurant Assistant General Manager and Bar Manager to join our Casual Theme Restaurant in the Charlotte area. From managing staff and financials to ensuring a world-clas...
Position Description As a team member your top priority is guest satisfaction. Whether you are the very first person our guests encounter or producing quality finished bakery items that our guests come to enjoy and love you will have the opportunity to deliver and create exceptional guest experiences. Your energy and passion for guest service are what make you a top team member in this fast-paced...
Restaurant General Manager **NEW RESTAURANT** FAST CASUAL CONCEPT $50,000 - $55,000 – Based on Experience – Bonus Potential APPLY TODAY! Whether you’re a born leader, or have earned your stripes through years of restaurant management experience, you might be just the Restaurant General Manager we’re looking for—goal-oriented, team-focused and ready to hit the ground running. This Fast Casual C...

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