June 2023 Numbers, Dollars and Sense: The Food Edition - Guide to Greater Tampa Bay

June 2023 Numbers, Dollars and Sense: The Food Edition

  • A whopping 45% of diners go out to eat multiple times a week. Another 20% go out to eat once a week.
  • Projected annual sales in the restaurant industry are $863 billion, 4% of the country’s gross domestic product.
  • TripAdvisor ranked Tampa one of 7 up-and-coming culinary destinations, among cities like Birmingham, Dallas and Kansas City.
  • Over 20 restaurants in Tampa Bay are listed in the Michelin Guide. And this list keeps growing! 3 new Tampa restaurants were added to the Michelin Guide in April of 2023.
  • The fishing industry in the United States was valued at around 11.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2022.
  • Tampa Bay’s commercial grouper fishermen bring to shore about half of the12-million pounds caught by anglers in Florida each year.
  • Tarpon fishing in Tampa Bay is regarded as the best in the world.
  • In 2021, Feeding America donated 6.6 billion meals to people across the nation.
  • Feeding Tampa Bay, part of the national Feeding America network, focuses on providing food to about 1 million food insecure families in the 10-county area of West Central Florida.

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