And why shouldn’t they be?
The restaurant industry has witnessed continued growth within recent years and compelling new research focusing on Who Works in the U.S. Restaurant Industry released by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) reveals that employees are proud of what they do.
In fact, as one in three Americans got their first job in the restaurant industry, many have built life long, successful careers as restaurant owners, operators, and chefs. With that dedication and success also comes great pride for their chosen field.
Some top percentage statistics from those employees surveyed that are proud to work in the restaurant industry, are:
- 94% of restaurant business operators
- 92% of restaurant managers
- 92% of chefs (and cooks)
- 85% of hosts/hostesses
Additionally, more than nine of out 10 employees age 35 to 64 are proud to work in the industry and 78% of employees under the age of 18 also feel this way. *NOTE: out of those in the under 18 sector, 89% of them are currently also enrolled in school. We love seeing that drive and commitment!