Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets Industry · Market Research Report

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

Pell Research's cafeterias, grill buffets and buffets report analyzes current industry size and predicts future trends. It provides overall industry revenue from 2014 through the present, and predicts industry growth and decline through 2024. Total revenue includes both public and private companies.

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Market Size (Total Revenue)


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

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets Industry Revenue
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Historical market size and five-year projections show growth trends in industry sales and revenue. This economic model is based on short- and long-term trends. The industry size is determined by total revenue generated within the industry from all products and services sold. Growth and decline in the industry shows total opportunity for companies. The cafeterias, grill buffets & buffets research report reveals both the historical trends and five-year forecast, calculated by Pell Research's econometric models. Market share, measured in billions of dollars, includes both public and private companies. Use this information to identify industry trends and predict future growth patterns.

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets · Geographic Breakdown by State

Market size by state is used to evaluate local opportunity and measure the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Use data by state to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for cafeterias, grill buffets & buffets companies in the U.S.

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets Revenue by State

Market Share by State

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets · Distribution by Company Size

Company Size All Industries Cafeterias, 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)

Pell Research analyzes financial statements to determine the industry average forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry Average Percent 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 you to compare how a business is performing against 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 Description Description Revenue
($ 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 Workforce Bottom Quartile Average (Median) Salary Upper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%


Chief Executives 0%
General and Operations Managers 1%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 90%
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 7%
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 6%
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 20%
Cooks 16%
Cooks, Restaurant 10%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 53%
Fast Food and Counter Workers 29%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 26%
Waiters and Waitresses 19%
Waiters and Waitresses 19%
Other Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers 10%

Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets Industry Report
Geography United States  
Publication Date May 2019
Report Format PDF Download  
Price $500

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