Full-Service Restaurants

Overview

The 217,000 full-service restaurants in the US provide food services to patrons who order and are served by waitstaff while seated and pay after eating, a practice known as “table service.” Firms may also offer catering services, food and beverage for off-premise consumption, and non-theatrical entertainment. The full-service restaurant industry includes chains, franchises, and independent operators.

High Labor Turnover

Full-service restaurant operations are labor-intensive, and the quality of service is highly dependent on staff.