For the Media
Ohioans work hard and they play hard. When they choose to relax, they seek out restaurants that provide appetizing, healthful and nourishing food. And, this is exactly what Ohio's restaurants provide in addition to convenience, value, entertainment and social occasions where people can enjoy friends and family away from life's daily stresses.
Ohio's restaurants also serve as an engine of economic growth, generating significant sales and tax revenues for the state. They provide career and employment opportunities for individuals of every age, background and skill and experience level.
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At the Ohio Restaurant Association, we serve Ohio's foodservice professionals and aim to help them sustain and grow their businesses. If you have questions about Ohio's foodservice industry, please contact Jarrod Clabaugh, ORA's Director of Communications, at 614-442-3535, ext. 323 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio Restaurant Industry in 2012:
Numbers at a Glance
Source: National Restaurant Association
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|Number of eating and drinking places in Ohio||21,302|
|Projected sales eating and drinking places||$16.6 billion|
|Restaurant and foodservice employment in Ohio||530,500|
|2022 projected restaurants and foodservice employment in Ohio||565,400|
|Projected total new jobs added, 2012-2022||34,900|
|Restaurant and foodservice employment||10% of total employment in Ohio|