Industry Sector

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Companies


Est. Employment



This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e., waiter/waitress service) and pay after eating. These establishments may provide this type of food service to patrons in combination with selling alcoholic beverages, providing carryout services, or presenting live nontheatrical entertainment.


NAICS Code 722511 - Full-Service Restaurants is a final level code of the “Accommodation and Food Services” Sector. There are 693,027 companies classified in this industry in the USA with an estimated employment of 5,431,147 people.

Industry Examples

Common types of examples within NAICS Code 722511 - Full-Service Restaurants are:

  • Bagel shops, full service
  • Diners, full service
  • Doughnut shops, full service
  • Family restaurants, full service
  • Fine dining restaurants, full service
  • Full service restaurants
  • Pizza parlors, full service
  • Pizzerias, full service
  • Restaurants, full service
  • Steak houses, full service


For some business types, there may be a similar industry to NAICS Code 722511 - Full-Service Restaurants that is a better classification match. Establishments primarily engaged in:

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