Food Services and Drinking Places Industry
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Industry Analysis


Industries in the Food Services and Drinking Places subsector prepare meals, snacks, and beverages to customer order for immediate on-premises and off-premises consumption. There is a wide range of establishments in these industries. Some provide food and drink only, while others provide various combinations of seating space, waiter/waitress services, and incidental amenities, such as limited entertainment. The industries in the subsector are grouped based on the type and level of services provided. The industry groups are Special Food Services, such as food service contractors, caterers, and mobile food services; Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages); and Restaurants and Other Eating Places. Food and beverage services at hotels and motels, amusement parks, theaters, casinos, country clubs, similar recreational facilities, and civic and social organizations are included in this subsector only if these services are provided by a separate establishment primarily engaged in providing food and beverage services. Excluded from this subsector are establishments operating dinner cruises. These establishments are classified in Subsector 487, Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, because they utilize transportation equipment to provide scenic recreational entertainment.

Industry Activities

Airline food services contractors
Cafeteria food services contractors (e.g., government office cafeterias, hospital cafeterias, school cafeterias)
Food concession contractors (e.g., convention facilities, entertainment facilities, sporting facilities)
Food service contractors, airline
Food service contractors, cafeteria

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Food Services and Drinking Places industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Food Services and Drinking Places Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Food Services and Drinking Places Companies:
$588,075.12M | United Arab Emirates
$497,880.50M | Colombia
$245,510.00M | United States
$215,111.00M | Switzerland
$69,812.96M | Switzerland
$42,838.77M | United States
$35,469.90M | Switzerland
$35,469.90M | Switzerland
$33,042.09M | Switzerland
$32,794.60M | Switzerland
$31,092.89M | United Kingdom
$30,907.88M | Switzerland
Movers And Shakers
Wael Mohamed Kabary Abdelfat Bayoumi, Managing Director at ITALIAN JUICY CAFE
Greg Abel, Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Willy R. Strotthotte, Managing Director at Glencore Gastroservice AG
Leo Schaffhauser, Managing Director and Director at Tavero AG

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