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722513 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.

Illustrative Examples:

Delicatessen restaurants
Pizza delivery shops
Family restaurants, limited-service
Takeout eating places
Fast-food restaurants
Fast casual restaurants
Takeout sandwich shops
Limited-service pizza parlors


Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Preparing and serving meals for immediate consumption using cafeteria-style serving equipment, known as cafeterias--are classified in Industry 722514, Cafeterias, Grill Buffets, and Buffets;
  • Providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated and pay after eating--are classified in Industry 722511, Full-Service Restaurants;
  • Selling a specialty snack (e.g., ice cream, frozen yogurt, candy, cookies) or nonalcoholic beverages, except from mobile vehicles, for consumption on or near the premises--are classified in Industry 722515, Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars;
  • Retailing confectionery goods and nuts not packaged for immediate consumption--are classified in Industry 445292, Confectionery and Nut Stores;
  • Retailing baked goods (e.g., pretzels, doughnuts, cookies, and bagels) not baked on the premises and not for immediate consumption--are classified in Industry 445291, Baked Goods Stores; and
  • Preparing and serving alcoholic beverages, known as bars, taverns, or nightclubs--are classified in Industry 722410, Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages).
2017 NAICS   Corresponding Index Entries
722513   Cafes, limited-service
722513   Carryout restaurants
722513   Delicatessen restaurants
722513   Diners, limited-service
722513   Drive-in restaurants
722513   Family restaurants, limited-service
722513   Fast casual restaurants
722513   Fast-food restaurants
722513   Pizza delivery shops
722513   Pizza parlors, limited-service
722513   Pizzerias, limited-service (e.g., takeout)
722513   Restaurants, carryout
722513   Restaurants, fast-food
722513   Sandwich shops, limited-service
722513   Steak houses, limited-service
722513   Sub shops, limited-service
722513   Takeout eating places