The Restaurant Industry’s Flexible Schedules and Diverse Career Paths Offer Opportunities for Everyone



The Restaurant Industry's Flexible Schedules and Diverse Career Paths Offer Opportunities for EveryoneAccording to a new infographic released today by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), the common denominator among restaurant employees is that they are all proud to be in the industry whether they work full-time or part-time, which includes:

  • 92 percent of restaurant managers
  • 80 percent of bartenders
  • 85 percent of hosts and hostesses
  • 94 percent involved with business operations
  • 92 percent of chefs and cooks

Additionally, more than nine of out 10 employees age 35 to 64 are proud to work in the industry and 78 percent of employees under age 18 also feel this way.

The infographic highlights data from the NRAEF’s new workforce study Who Works in the U.S. Restaurant Industry. The study details the opinions of nearly 5,100 Americans who currently work or formerly worked in the industry, as well as those who own or operate restaurants.

For more information on restaurant careers in this dynamic industry, and to view the entire workforce study, visit www.ChooseRestaurants.org.

The Restaurant Industry's Flexible Schedules and Diverse Career Paths Offer Opportunities for EveryoneAs the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF exists to enhance the restaurant industry’s service to the public through education, community engagement and promotion of career opportunities. The NRAEF works to attract, develop and retain a career-oriented professional workforce for the restaurant industry. The restaurant and foodservice industry comprises 980,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of more than 13 million employees, making it one of the nation’s largest employers. For more information on the NRAEF, visit NRAEF.org.