Celebrating Hispanics' Leadership in the Restaurant Industry


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WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Restaurant Association is recognizing the significant contributions Hispanic individuals make to the restaurant industry, the economy and their communities every day.

During Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15Oct. 15), the National Restaurant Association is recognizing Hispanic leaders through a series of videos, profiles and social media and digital content, all housed on the newly launched AmericaWorksHere.org/CelebrateHHM site.

Did you know …

  • One-quarter of the restaurant industry workforce is Hispanic, serving in various roles from owners to those getting their start in entry-level positions.
  • Hispanic ownership has far outpaced the overall industry. The restaurant industry provides more opportunity for ownership than virtually any other industry. Between 1997 and 2007 (the most recent Census Bureau data on record), the number of Hispanic-owned restaurant businesses increased 80 percent, as compared to 36 percent for all restaurant businesses.
  • Restaurants employ more Hispanic managers than any other industry. In fact, Hispanics are twice as likely to hold a management position in the restaurant industry as they are in the overall economy.  One-fifth of restaurant managers and supervisors are Hispanic, and in the back of house, nearly one in four chefs is Hispanic.

(via PR Newswire)