Chart: Restaurant Career Advancement Ladder

There are more than 1 million restaurant locations across the country, employing 15.3 million employees according to the National Restaurant Association. This accounts for 10% of the overall U.S. workforce. Plus, an expected 1.6 million new restaurant jobs will be created by 2029. According to the Ohio Restaurant Association, as of 2017, there are 83,373 employees at 4,045 eating and drinking establishments in Columbus alone.

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