Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Industries in the Food Services and Drinking Places NAICS 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; and restaurants and other eating places.
Food and beverage services at hotels and motels; amusement parks, theaters, casinos, country clubs, and 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 those establishments utilize transportation equipment to provide scenic recreational entertainment.
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U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Quantity Indexes for Real GDP: Private Industries: Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation, and Food Services: Accommodation and Food Services: Food Services and Drinking Places for United States Metropolitan Portion [QGMPFOODDPUSMP], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/QGMPFOODDPUSMP, February 19, 2019.