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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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Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your talent brings our vision to life! The cornerstone of an exceptional dining experience is extraordinary food. That’s why at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro we are truly committed to your success. We know that we can't treat our guests to an amazing experience if we don't have talented culinary professionals running the kitchen. Our concept is culinary-driven. Here you work with the fre...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Our success continues with you! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. Our concept is culinary-driven. That means your role is absolutely vital to our success. We provide the freshest ingredients, the cleanest kitchens, top of the line ...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your talent brings our vision to life! The cornerstone of an exceptional dining experience is extraordinary food. That’s why at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro we are truly committed to your success. We know that we can't treat our guests to an amazing experience if we don't have talented culinary professionals running the kitchen. Our concept is culinary-driven. Here you work with the fre...
Description Our success continues with you! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. Our concept is culinary-driven. That means your role is absolutely vital to our success. We provide the freshest ingredients, the cleanest kitchens, top of the line ...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your talent brings our vision to life! The cornerstone of an exceptional dining experience is extraordinary food. That’s why at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro we are truly committed to your success. We know that we can't treat our guests to an amazing experience if we don't have talented culinary professionals running the kitchen. Our concept is culinary-driven. Here you work with the fre...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your talent brings our vision to life! The cornerstone of an exceptional dining experience is extraordinary food. That’s why at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro we are truly committed to your success. We know that we can't treat our guests to an amazing experience if we don't have talented culinary professionals running the kitchen. Our concept is culinary-driven. Here you work with the fre...
Description Your talent brings our vision to life! The cornerstone of an exceptional dining experience is extraordinary food. That’s why at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro we are truly committed to your success. We know that we can't treat our guests to an amazing experience if we don't have talented culinary professionals running the kitchen. Our concept is culinary-driven. Here you work with the fre...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your success is our success! Founded in 1993, P.F. Chang’s menu remains true to its original vision of creating delicious cuisine inspired by the Asian culture. No wonder we now operate over 200 restaurants worldwide. At P.F. Chang’s we know that we can’t continue to grow and succeed without people with talent, passion and vision. That’s why we’re looking for someone like you. When ...
Description Your talent brings our vision to life! The cornerstone of an exceptional dining experience is extraordinary food. That’s why at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro we are truly committed to your success. We know that we can't treat our guests to an amazing experience if we don't have talented culinary professionals running the kitchen. Our concept is culinary-driven. Here you work with the fre...
Description Your talent brings our vision to life! The cornerstone of an exceptional dining experience is extraordinary food. That’s why at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro we are truly committed to your success. We know that we can't treat our guests to an amazing experience if we don't have talented culinary professionals running the kitchen. Our concept is culinary-driven. Here you work with the fre...
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING In this role, the incumbent will provide leadership and assistance to the General Manager to make sure that all group members are guest-focused, team-focused, and community-connected. This Restaurant Manager will exercise knowledge of restaurant operations, supervise staff resources, provide counsel, develop and coach team members and support to build sales and profits while ...

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