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Food services and drinking places, annual, 2013

Ottawa - The food services and drinking places subsector recorded operating revenue of $57.9 billion and operating expenses of $55.4 billion in 2013. This led to an operating profit margin of 4.3%. This industry group is composed of full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, special food services and drinking places.

Full-service and limited-service restaurants dominated the food services and drinking places industry group, accounting for 44.0% and 41.9% of operating revenue respectively. Operating revenue for full-service restaurants was $25.5 billion in 2013, while operating expenses were $24.8 billion, which resulted in an operating profit margin of 2.8%. Operating revenue for limited-service restaurants was $24.2 billion in 2013 while operating expenses were $22.9 billion, which led to an operating profit margin of 5.4%.

The special food services industry group (which includes food service contractors, caterers and mobile food services) generated operating revenue of $5.3 billion in 2013 and had operating expenses of $4.9 billion. This led to an operating profit margin of 7.4%, the highest in the food services and drinking places industry group.

Drinking places (which include bars and taverns) recorded operating revenue of $2.9 billion, while operating expenses were close to $2.8 billion, resulting in an operating profit margin of 3.2%.

Cost of goods sold (35.5%) and salaries, wages, commissions and benefits (32.9%) represented the bulk of operating expenses for the food services and drinking places subsector. The next largest expense item—rental and leasing—represented 8.6% of operating expenses.

Most of the industry group's operating revenue was generated in four provinces: Ontario (37.2%), Quebec (19.9%), British Columbia (15.8%) and Alberta (14.9%).

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