2024 Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets Industry Statistics Report

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets - Market Size and Industry Forecast

The 2024 Cafeterias, Grill Buffets and Buffets Industry Report contains historical and forecasted statistics used by leading private equity firms and consultants. Market sizes from 2019 to 2029 reflect industry trends and growth patterns. Revenues include both public and private companies in the Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Industry Market Size
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets companies in the United States.

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets Revenue by State

Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesCafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets
Small Business (< 5 Employees)


Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets - Product Mix

Product DescriptionDescriptionRevenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


Meals, snacks and beverages prepared for immediate consumption
Meals & snacks dispensed w/o table service for cons on premises
Meals & snacks served at a table by a server
Meals & snacks for immediate consumption off premises
Non-alcoholicoholic beverages served at a table by a server
Non-alcoholicohol beverages dispensed w/o table service for cons on premises
Meals, snacks & beverages prepared for catered events
Meals & snacks dispensed via drive-through service
Alcoholic beverages served for immediate consumption

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations2%


Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations90%
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers7%
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers7%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers6%
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers20%
Cooks, Restaurant10%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers53%
Fast Food and Counter Workers29%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food26%
Waiters and Waitresses19%
Waiters and Waitresses19%
Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers10%

Government Contracts

In the past, the federal government spent an annual total of $1,715,991 on the cafeterias, grill buffets & buffets industry. It has awarded 10 contracts to 2 companies, with an average value of $857,996 per company.

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)


Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets Industry Research
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateJune 2024
Report FormatPDF Download  PDF

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