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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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Join the Hospitality Leader at Logan International Airport! HMSHost operates in many of the world's largest airports and busiest motorways, creating innovative dining and shopping experiences around the globe. Put your talents and people-friendly personality to work at Logan International Airport! At HMSHost, we have exciting career opportunities available for enthusiastic individuals like you...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Heroes - Join our TEAM!! You served our country with Honor and Integrity, AND you have Culinary Training. Now take those skills and join our highly acclaimed Culinary Team. Here’s what you will need: Food Service Specialist designation or equivalent. E-5 rank, or above. Ability to relocate to further career advancement. You can expect a Culinary Operations Leadership Roadmap that will develop y...
Heroes - Join our TEAM!! You served our country with Honor and Integrity, AND you have Culinary Training. Now take those skills and join our highly acclaimed Culinary Team. Here’s what you will need: Food Service Specialist designation or equivalent. E-5 rank, or above. Ability to relocate to further career advancement. You can expect a Culinary Operations Leadership Roadmap that will develop y...
Do you love bold, exciting food? Would you like to work in a chef driven, creative concept? Can you finesse fine dining service in a high energy environment? We offer a unique opportunity to work in a high end setting while leading a team to deliver an exceptional dining experience through our focus on bold clean flavors and our emphasis on impeccable service. Grow your career with an established...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Heroes - Join our TEAM!! You served our country with Honor and Integrity, AND you have Culinary Training. Now take those skills and join our highly acclaimed Restaurant Management Team. Here’s what you will need: Food Service Specialist designation or equivalent. E-5 rank, or above. Ability to relocate to further career advancement. You can expect a Restaurant Operations Leadership Roadmap that...
Support the operation of the bakery with the focus of creating “raving fans” while optimizing profits and sales. Under the direction of the GM, this includes participating in the hiring, training and maintenance of quality staff. This position is responsible for providing support to the GM in focusing on a safe work environment, administrative paperwork, daily planning, implementing in-house marke...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Heroes - Join our TEAM!! You served our country with Honor and Integrity, AND you have Culinary Training. Now take those skills and join our highly acclaimed Culinary Team. Here’s what you will need: Food Service Specialist designation or equivalent. E-5 rank, or above. Ability to relocate to further career advancement. You can expect a Culinary Operations Leadership Roadmap that will develop y...
Domestic and International Opportunities: As America’s favorite restaurant, recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune Magazine in 2014, The Cheesecake Factory is always looking for talented, passion-driven managers to add to our team. We are opening restaurants domestically and internationally, so if you are open to relocation please be sure to indicate for which locations...
Looking for the next challenge in your career? Tired of the run around and limited advancement opportunities? If you're ready to take the next step in your Restaurant Manager career, this opportunity might be for you! We are searching for energetic Restaurant Manager and Restaurant General Manager candidates in the Gadsden area! This person will know how to temper fun with responsibility, if th...
Managing a Pei Wei Asian Diner offers an exciting and dynamic leadership experience. At Pei Wei, brought to you by P.F. Chang's, we will offer you more than just a great place to work we will give you EXCELLENT opportunities to build a career in a dynamic, team-oriented atmosphere. NOW HIRING: RESTAURANT GENERAL MANAGER We are looking for leaders with 1+ year of Restaurant Assistant General Ma...
Managing a Pei Wei Asian Diner offers an exciting and dynamic leadership experience. At Pei Wei, brought to you by P.F. Chang's, we will offer you more than just a great place to work, we will give you EXCELLENT opportunities to build a career in a dynamic, team-oriented atmosphere. NOW HIRING: RESTAURANT KITCHEN MANAGER We are looking for a leader with at least 2 years of Restaurant Kitchen M...

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