127 food services and drinking places in the U.S. have 500 or more employees in 2016

There were 127 food services and drinking places in the U.S. that had 500 or more employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

CBP data indicates that there are more establishments categorized as health care and social assistance businesses with 500 or more employees in the U.S. than in any other category.

The following table shows how many food services and drinking places with 500 or more employees were in the U.S. during the period from 2012 to 2016.

Food services and drinking places with 500 or more employees in the U.S. (2012-2016)
Year
Total businesses
2012
598,512
2013
609,123
2014
614,246
2015
621,617
2016
636,744

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