NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 722

Subsector 722

NAICS Subsector Code 722 – Food Services and Drinking Places

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 722: Industries in the Food Services and Drinking Places subsector prepare meals, snacks, and beverages to customer order for immediate on-premises and off-premises consumption. There is a wide range of establishments in these industries. Some provide food and drink only; while others provide various combinations of seating space, waiter/waitress services and incidental amenities, such as limited entertainment. The industries in the subsector are grouped based on the type and level of services provided. The industry groups are special food services, such as food service contractors, caterers, and mobile food services; drinking places; and restaurants and other eating places.

Food and beverage services at hotels and motels; amusement parks, theaters, casinos, country clubs, and similar recreational facilities; and civic and social organizations are included in this subsector only if these services are provided by a separate establishment primarily engaged in providing food and beverage services.

Excluded from this subsector are establishments operating dinner cruises. These establishments are classified in Subsector 487, Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation because they utilize transportation equipment to provide scenic recreational entertainment.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 722 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 72: Accommodation and Food Services
    • Subsector 722: Food Services and Drinking Places
      • Industry Group 7223: Special Food Services
        • Industry 72231: Food Service Contractors
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 722310: Food Service Contractors
        • Industry 72232: Caterers
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 722320: Caterers
        • Industry 72233: Mobile Food Services
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 722330: Mobile Food Services
      • Industry Group 7224: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
        • Industry 72241: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 722410: Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
      • Industry Group 7225: Restaurants and Other Eating Places
        • Industry 72251: Restaurants and Other Eating Places
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 722511: Full-Service Restaurants
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 722513: Limited-Service Restaurants
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 722514: Cafeterias, Grill Buffets, and Buffets
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 722515: Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars

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NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 722