78,272 food and beverage stores in the U.S. have between one and four employees in 2016

There were 78,272 food and beverage stores in the U.S. that had between one and four employees in 2016, according to County Business Patterns (CBP) statistics provided by the United States Census Bureau.

CBP data indicates that there are more establishments categorized as professional, scientific and technical services businesses with between one and four employees in the U.S. than in any other category.

The following table shows how many food and beverage stores with between one and four employees were in the U.S. during the period from 2012 to 2016.

Food and beverage stores with between one and four employees in the U.S. (2012-2016)
Year
Total businesses
2012
145,624
2013
149,279
2014
150,178
2015
152,504
2016
152,787

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