How profitable are restaurants?

Restaurants run on notoriously thin profit margins, with the average profitability ranging between 3%-5%

What are the costs of running a restaurant?

Labor, costs of goods sold, and operational costs like rent and utilities are the primary costs of running a restaurant. 

How much do restaurants make in a year?

There are so many types of restaurants that offer different styles of dining  (at different price ranges) that it’s impossible to generalize how much restaurants make in a year. 

How much do restaurant owners make?

Salaries range widely, and restaurant owners can make anywhere from $18,500 to $139,500 a year.

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Rebecca Riddle

Rebecca Riddle

Hospitality Writer

I have years of experience working in restaurants as well as writing about them. From restaurant financing, to hospitality technology, to the exciting worlds of food and beverage, I know hospitality inside and out.

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