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72 Accommodation and Food Services

 72 Accommodation and Food Services

The Sector as a Whole

The Accommodation and Food Services sector comprises establishments providing customers with lodging and/or preparing meals, snacks, and beverages for immediate consumption. The sector includes both accommodation and food services establishments because the two activities are often combined at the same establishment.

Excluded from this sector are civic and social organizations; amusement and recreation parks; theaters; and other recreation or entertainment facilities providing food and beverage services.

721 Accommodation

 721 Accommodation

Industries in the Accommodation subsector provide lodging or short-term accommodations for travelers, vacationers, and others. There is a wide range of establishments in these industries. Some provide lodging only; while others provide meals, laundry services, and recreational facilities, as well as lodging. Lodging establishments are classified in this subsector even if the provision of complementary services generates more revenue. The types of complementary services provided vary from establishment to establishment.

The subsector is organized into three industry groups: (1) traveler accommodation, (2) recreational accommodation, and (3) rooming and boarding houses. The Traveler Accommodation industry group includes establishments that primarily provide traditional types of lodging services. This group includes hotels, motels, and bed and breakfast inns. In addition to lodging, these establishments may provide a range of other services to their guests. The RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps industry group includes establishments that operate lodging facilities primarily designed to accommodate outdoor enthusiasts. Included are travel trailer campsites, recreational vehicle parks, and outdoor adventure retreats. The Rooming and Boarding Houses industry group includes establishments providing temporary or longer-term accommodations, which for the period of occupancy, may serve as a principal residence. Board (i.e., meals) may be provided but is not essential.

Establishments that manage short-stay accommodation establishments (e.g., hotels and motels) on a contractual basis are classified in this subsector if they both manage the operation and provide the operating staff. Such establishments are classified based on the type of facility managed and operated.

 7211 Traveler Accommodation

 72111 Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels

See industry description for 721110 below.

 721110 Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing short-term lodging in facilities known as hotels, motor hotels, resort hotels, and motels. The establishments in this industry may offer food and beverage services, recreational services, conference rooms and convention services, laundry services, parking, and other services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7211107211107011Alpine skiing facilities with accommodations (i.e., ski resort)
7211107211107011Auto courts, lodging
7211107211107011Automobile courts, lodging
7211107211107011Health spas (i.e., physical fitness facilities) with accommodations
7211107211107011Hotel management services (i.e., providing management and operating staff to run
7211107211107011Hotels (except casino hotels)
7211107211107011Hotels (except casino hotels) with golf courses, tennis courts, and/or other heal
7211107211107041Hotels, membership
7211107211107011Hotels, resort, without casinos
7211107211107011Hotels, seasonal, without casinos
7211107211107041Membership hotels
7211107211107011Motels
7211107211107011Motor courts
7211107211107011Motor hotels without casinos
7211107211107011Motor inns
7211107211107011Motor lodges
7211107211107011Resort hotels without casinos
7211107211107011Seasonal hotels without casinos
7211107211107011Ski lodges and resorts with accommodations
7211107211107011Summer resort hotels without casinos
7211107211107011Tourist lodges


 72112 Casino Hotels

See industry description for 721120 below.

 721120 Casino Hotels

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing short-term lodging in hotel facilities with a casino on the premises. The casino on premises includes table wagering games and may include other gambling activities, such as slot machines and sports betting. These establishments generally offer a range of services and amenities, such as food and beverage services, entertainment, valet parking, swimming pools, and conference and convention facilities.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7211207211207011Casino hotels
7211207211207011Hotels, casino
7211207211207011Hotels, resort, with casinos
7211207211207011Hotels, seasonal, with casinos
7211207211207011Resort hotels with casinos


 72119 Other Traveler Accommodation

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing short-term lodging (except hotels, motels, and casino hotels).

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

 721191 Bed-and-Breakfast Inns

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing short-term lodging in facilities known as bed-and-breakfast inns. These establishments provide short-term lodging in private homes or small buildings converted for this purpose. Bed-and-breakfast inns are characterized by a highly personalized service and inclusion of a full breakfast in a room rate.
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7211917211917011Bed and breakfast inns
7211917211917011Inns, bed and breakfast


 721199 All Other Traveler Accommodation

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing short-term lodging (except hotels, motels, casino hotels, and bed-and-breakfast inns).

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7211997211997011Cabins, housekeeping
7211997211997011Cottages, housekeeping
7211997211997011Guest houses
7211997211997011Hostels
7211997211997011Housekeeping cabins
7211997211997011Housekeeping cottages
7211997211997011Tourist homes
7211997211997011Youth hostels


 7212 RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps

 72121 RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds and recreational and vacation camps. These establishments cater to outdoor enthusiasts and are characterized by the type of accommodation and by the nature and the range of recreational facilities and activities provided to their clients.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

 721211 RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Campgrounds

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating sites to accommodate campers and their equipment, including tents, tent trailers, travel trailers, and RVs (recreational vehicles). These establishments may provide access to facilities, such as washrooms, laundry rooms, recreation halls and playgrounds, stores, and snack bars.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7212117212117033Campgrounds
7212117212117033Recreational vehicle parks
7212117212117033RV (recreational vehicle) parks
7212117212117033Travel trailer campsites


 721214 Recreational and Vacation Camps (except Campgrounds)

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating overnight recreational camps, such as children's camps, family vacation camps, hunting and fishing camps, and outdoor adventure retreats that offer trail riding, white-water rafting, hiking, and similar activities. These establishments provide accommodation facilities, such as cabins and fixed campsites, and other amenities, such as food services, recreational facilities and equipment, and organized recreational activities.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7212147212147032Boys' camps (except day, instructional)
7212147212147032Camps (except day, instructional)
7212147212147032Children's camps (except day, instructional)
7212147212147032Dude ranches
7212147212147032Fishing camps with accommodation facilities
7212147212147032Girls' camps (except day, instructional)
7212147212147032Guest ranches with accommodation facilities
7212147212147032Hunting camps with accommodation facilities
7212147212147032Nudist camps with accommodation facilities
7212147212147032Outdoor adventure retreats with accommodation facilities
7212147212147032Recreational camps with accommodation facilities (except campgrounds)
7212147212147032Summer camps (except day, instructional)
7212147212147032Trail riding camps with accommodation facilities
7212147212147032Vacation camps (except campgrounds, day instructional)
7212147212147032Wilderness camps


 7213 Rooming and Boarding Houses

 72131 Rooming and Boarding Houses

See industry description for 721310 below.

 721310 Rooming and Boarding Houses

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in operating rooming and boarding houses and similar facilities, such as fraternity houses, sorority houses, off-campus dormitories, residential clubs, and workers' camps. These establishments provide temporary or longer-term accommodations which, for the period of occupancy, may serve as a principal residence. These establishments also may provide complementary services, such as housekeeping, meals, and laundry services.
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721310721310 Boarding houses
7213107213107041Clubs, residential
7213107213107021Dormitories, off campus
7213107213107041Fraternity houses
7213107213107021Migrant workers' camps
7213107213107021Off campus dormitories
7213107213107041Residence clubs, organizational
7213107213107041Residential clubs
7213107213107021Rooming and boarding houses
7213107213107041Sorority houses
7213107213107021Workers' camps
7213107213107021Workers' dormitories


722 Food Services and Drinking Places

 722 Food Services and Drinking Places

Industries in the Food Services and Drinking Places subsector prepare meals, snacks, and beverages to customer order for immediate on-premises and off-premises consumption. There is a wide range of establishments in these industries. Some provide food and drink only; while others provide various combinations of seating space, waiter/waitress services and incidental amenities, such as limited entertainment. The industries in the subsector are grouped based on the type and level of services provided. The industry groups are full-service restaurants; limited-service eating places; special food services, such as food service contractors, caterers, and mobile food services; and drinking places.

Food services and drink activities at hotels and motels; amusement parks, theaters, casinos, country clubs, and similar recreational facilities; and civic and social organizations are included in this subsector only if these services are provided by a separate establishment primarily engaged in providing food and beverage services.

Excluded from this subsector are establishments operating dinner cruises. These establishments are classified in Subsector 487, Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation because those establishments utilize transportation equipment to provide scenic recreational entertainment.

 7221 Full-Service Restaurants

This industry group 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. Establishments that provide these types of food services to patrons with any combination of other services, such as takeout services, are classified in this industry.

 72211 Full-Service Restaurants

See industry description for 722110 below.

 722110 Full-Service Restaurants

This 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 services to patrons in combination with selling alcoholic beverages, providing carry out services, or presenting live nontheatrical entertainment.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7221107221105461Bagel shops, full service
7221107221105812Diners, full service
7221107221105461Doughnut shops, full service
7221107221105812Family restaurants, full service
7221107221105812Fine dining restaurants, full service
7221107221105812Full service restaurants
7221107221105812Pizza parlors, full service
7221107221105812Pizzerias, full service
7221107221105812Restaurants, full service
7221107221105812Steak houses, full service


 7222 Limited-Service Eating Places

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food services where patrons generally order or select items and pay before eating. Most establishments do not have waiter/waitress service, but some provide limited service, such as cooking to order (i.e., per special request), bringing food to seated customers, or providing off-site delivery.

 72221 Limited-Service Eating Places

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) providing food services where patrons generally order or select items and pay before eating or (2) selling a specialty snack or nonalcoholic beverage for consumption on or near the premises. Food and drink may be consumed on the premises, taken out, or delivered to the customer's location. Some establishments (except snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars) in this industry may provide these food services in combination with selling alcoholic beverages.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

 722211 Limited-Service Restaurants

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food services (except snack and nonalcoholic beverage bars) where patrons generally order or select items and pay before eating. Food and drink may be consumed on premises, taken out, or delivered to the customer's location. Some establishments in this industry may provide these food services in combination with selling alcoholic beverages.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7222117222115812Carryout restaurants
7222117222115812Delicatessen restaurants
7222117222115812Drive-in restaurants
7222117222115812Family restaurants, limited-service
7222117222115812Fast-food restaurants
7222117222115812Pizza delivery shops
7222117222115812Pizza parlors, limited-service
7222117222115812Pizzerias, limited-service (e.g., take-out)
7222117222115812Restaurants, carryout
7222117222115812Restaurants, fast food
7222117222115812Sandwich shops, limited-service
7222117222115812Steak houses, limited-service
7222117222115812Take out eating places


 722212 Cafeterias

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

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7222127222125812Buffet eating places
7222127222125812Cafeterias


 722213 Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) preparing and/or serving a specialty snack, such as ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, or popcorn or (2) serving nonalcoholic beverages, such as coffee, juices, or sodas for consumption on or near the premises. These establishments may carry and sell a combination of snack, nonalcoholic beverage, and other related products (e.g., coffee beans, mugs, coffee makers) but generally promote and sell a unique snack or nonalcoholic beverage.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7222137222135461Bagel shops, on premise baking and carryout service
7222137222135812Beverage (e.g., coffee, juice, soft drink) bars, nonalcoholic, fixed location
7222137222135812Canteens, fixed location
7222137222135812Coffee shops, on premise brewing
7222137222135812Confectionery snack shops, made on premises with carryout services
7222137222135461Cookie shops, on premise baking and carryout service
7222137222135461Doughnut shops, on premise baking and carryout service
7222137222135812Fixed location refreshment stands
7222137222135812Frozen custard stands, fixed location
7222137222135812Ice cream parlors
7222137222135461Pretzel shops, on premise baking and carryout service
7222137222135461Snack bars (e.g., cookies, popcorn, pretzels), fixed location
7222137222135812Soft drink beverage bars, nonalcoholic, fixed location


 7223 Special Food Services

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food services at one or more of the following: (1) the customer's location; (2) a location designated by the customer; or (3) from motorized vehicles or nonmotorized carts.

 72231 Food Service Contractors

See industry description for 722310 below.

 722310 Food Service Contractors

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food services at institutional, governmental, commercial, or industrial locations of others based on contractual arrangements with these type of organizations for a specified period of time. The establishments of this industry provide food services for the convenience of the contracting organization or the contracting organization's customers. The contractual arrangement of these establishments with contracting organizations may vary from type of facility operated (e.g., cafeteria, restaurant, fast-food eating place), revenue sharing, cost structure, to providing personnel. Management staff is always provided by the food service contractors.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7223107223105812Airline food services contractors
7223107223105812Cafeteria food services contractors (e.g., government office cafeterias, hospital
7223107223105812Food concession contractors (e.g., convention facilities, entertainment facilitie
7223107223105812Food service contractors, airline
7223107223105812Food service contractors, cafeteria
7223107223105812Food service contractors, concession operator (e.g., convention facilities, enter
7223107223105812Industrial caterers (i.e., providing food services on a contractural arrangement


 72232 Caterers

See industry description for 722320 below.

 722320 Caterers

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing single event-based food services. These establishments generally have equipment and vehicles to transport meals and snacks to events and/or prepare food at an off-premise site. Banquet halls with catering staff are included in this industry. Examples of events catered by establishments in this industry are graduation parties, wedding receptions, business or retirement luncheons, and trade shows.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7223207223205812Banquet halls with catering staff
7223207223205812Caterers
7223207223205812Catering services, social


 72233 Mobile Food Services

See industry description for 722330 below.

 722330 Mobile Food Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in preparing and serving meals and snacks for immediate consumption from motorized vehicles or nonmotorized carts. The establishment is the central location from which the caterer route is serviced, not each vehicle or cart. Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in providing food services from vehicles, such as hot dog carts, and ice cream trucks.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7223307223305963Beverage stands, nonalcoholic, mobile
7223307223305963Canteens, mobile
7223307223305963Coffee carts, mobile
7223307223305963Food carts, mobile
7223307223305963Food concession stands, mobile
7223307223305963Ice cream truck vendors
7223307223305963Lunch wagons
7223307223305963Mobile food stands
7223307223305963Refreshment stands, mobile
7223307223305963Snack stands, mobile
7223307223305963Street vendors, food


 7224 Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)

This industry group comprises establishments primarily engaged in preparing and serving alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption.

 72241 Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)

See industry description for 722410 below.

 722410 Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)

This industry comprises establishments known as bars, taverns, nightclubs, or drinking places primarily engaged in preparing and serving alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption. These establishments may also provide limited food services.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

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7224107224105813Alcoholic beverage drinking places
7224107224105813Bars (i.e., drinking places), alcoholic beverage
7224107224105813Cocktail lounges
7224107224105813Drinking places (i.e., bars, lounges, taverns), alcoholic
7224107224105813Lounges, cocktail
7224107224105813Nightclubs, alcoholic beverage
7224107224105813Taverns (i.e., drinking places)