NAICS Code Description

72251 - Restaurants and Other Eating Places

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This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one of the following: (1) providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e., waiter/waitress service) and pay after eating; (2) providing food services to patrons who generally order or select items (e.g., at a counter, in a buffet line) and pay before eating; or (3) preparing and/or serving a specialty snack (e.g., ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies) and/or nonalcoholic beverages (e.g., coffee, juices, sodas) for consumption on or near the premises.

Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Preparing and serving alcoholic beverages and known as bars, taverns, or nightclubs--are classified in Industry 72241, Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages);
  • Preparing and serving snacks and nonalcoholic beverages from mobile vehicles--are classified in Industry 72233, Mobile Food Services;
  • Presenting live theatrical productions and providing food and beverages for consumption on the premises--are classified in Industry 71111, Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters;
  • Retailing confectionery goods and nuts not packaged for immediate consumption--are classified in Industry 44529, Other Specialty Food Stores; and
  • Retailing baked goods (e.g., pretzels, doughnuts, cookies, and bagels) not baked on the premises and not for immediate consumption--are classified in Industry 44529, Other Specialty Food Stores.

NAICS Codes that fall under 72251 - Restaurants and Other Eating Places

Top Businesses by Annual Sales for 72251 – Click for Complete Profiles:

Starbucks CorporationSeattleWA
McDonalds CorporationChicagoIL
Darden Restaurants IncOrlandoFL
Yum China Holdings IncPlanoTX
Applebees International IncKansas CityMO
Yum Brands IncLouisvilleKY
Chipotle Mexican Grill IncNewport BeachCA
Fidelity Newport Holdings LLCDenverCO
Carlisle Companies IncScottsdaleAZ
Homestyle Dining LLCPlanoTX