Juneteenth and beyond, RAM encourages everyone to patronize their local Black-owned and minority-owned businesses and restaurants in Maryland. Across the state, there are over 100 Black-owned restaurants, with even more than just the 100+ on this list:
Diversity in the Restaurant Industry
- The restaurant industry is home to a diverse workforce. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey, 47 percent of restaurant employees are minorities.
- In the overall U.S. labor force, 36 percent of employees are minorities. 12 percent are Black or African-American.
- Four in 10 restaurant managers and supervisors are minorities; nearly 6 in 10 chefs are minorities.
- Between 2007 and 2012 (most recent data available), minority-owned restaurant businesses also rose sharply. The number of Black- or African-American-owned restaurants jumped 49 percent, above their corresponding growth rates in the overall economy.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey
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