NAICS 5 Digit Industry 72251

Industry 72251

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 72251 – Restaurants and Other Eating Places

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 72251: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one of the following:

  1. Providing food services to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e., waiter/waitress service), and pay after eating;
  2. Providing food services to patrons who generally order or select items (e.g., at a counter, in a buffet line) and pay before eating; or
  3. Preparing and/or serving a specialty snack (e.g., ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies) and/or nonalcoholic beverages (e.g., coffee, juices, sodas) for consumption on or near the premises.

Cross-References for NAICS Code 72251

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 72251. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Preparing and serving alcoholic beverages and known as bars, taverns, or nightclubs–are classified in Industry 72241, Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages);
  • Preparing and serving snacks and nonalcoholic beverages from mobile vehicles–are classified in Industry 72233, Mobile Food Services;
  • Presenting live theatrical productions and providing food and beverages for consumption on the premises– are classified in Industry 71111, Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters;
  • Retailing confectionery goods and nuts not packaged for immediate consumption–are classified in Industry 44529, Other Specialty Food Stores; and
  • Retailing baked goods (e.g., pretzels, doughnuts, cookies, and bagels) not baked on the premises and not for immediate consumption–are classified in Industry 44529, Other Specialty Food Stores.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 72251

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 72251. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Bagel shops, full service
  • Bagel shops, on premise baking and carryout service
  • Beverage (e.g., coffee, juice, soft drink) bars, nonalcoholic, fixed location
  • Buffet eating places
  • Cafeterias
  • Canteens, fixed location
  • Carryout restaurants
  • Coffee shops, on premise brewing
  • Confectionery snack shops, made on premises with carryout services
  • Cookie shops, on premise baking and carryout service
  • Delicatessen restaurants
  • Diners, full service
  • Doughnut shops, full service
  • Doughnut shops, on premise baking and carryout service
  • Drive-in restaurants
  • Family restaurants, full service
  • Family restaurants, limited-service
  • Fast-food restaurants
  • Fine dining restaurants, full service
  • Fixed location refreshment stands
  • Frozen custard stands, fixed location
  • Full service restaurants
  • Ice cream parlors
  • Pizza delivery shops
  • Pizza parlors, full service
  • Pizza parlors, limited-service
  • Pizzerias, full service
  • Pizzerias, limited-service (e.g., take-out)
  • Pretzel shops, on premise baking and carryout service
  • Restaurants, carryout
  • Restaurants, fast food
  • Restaurants, full service
  • Sandwich shops, limited-service
  • Snack bars (e.g., cookies, popcorn, pretzels), fixed location
  • Soft drink beverage bars, nonalcoholic, fixed location
  • Steak houses, full service
  • Steak houses, limited-service
  • Take out eating places

Industry Breakdown for 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 (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through 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 7225: Restaurants and Other Eating Places
        • Industry 72251: Restaurants and Other Eating Places (Current Page)
          • 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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