NAICS Code 722514 Cafeterias, Grill Buffets, and Buffets


Accommodation and Food Services


This U.S. industry comprises establishments, known as cafeterias, grill buffets, or buffets, primarily engaged in preparing and serving meals for immediate consumption using cafeteria-style or buffet serving equipment, such as steam tables, refrigerated areas, display grills, and self-service nonalcoholic beverage dispensing equipment. Patrons select from food and drink items on display in a continuous cafeteria line or from buffet stations.

Cross References

Establishments primarily engaged in
  • Providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated and pay after eating: classified in U.S. Industry 722511, Full-Service Restaurants
  • Providing food services where patrons generally order or select items and pay before eating, other than cafeterias, grill buffets, buffets, and snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars: classified in U.S. Industry722513, Limited-Service Restaurants.

Industries Included

  • Buffet eating places
  • Cafeterias