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June 18, 2009


Media Contact:
Julie Calzone
(337) 235-2924 Ext. 18
jcalzone@calzone.com

EatLafayette Contact:
Kelly Strenge
Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission
(337) 232-2727
kstrenge@lafayettetravel.com
 
Fifth Annual EatLafayette Press Conference Today
 
(Lafayette, La.) - The fifth annual EatLafayette campaign promotes locally owned restaurants in Lafayette Parish. The campaign is funded with a grant from the Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, sponsorships from local and national businesses and a nominal fee from each restaurant. A multi-media campaign will promote the restaurants and any specials they are offering as a part of the event.
 
The official Web site, www.eatlafayette.com, has a complete listing of all of the participating restaurants. The campaign runs June 22-August 15, 2009.
 
What:        Press Conference
                  
When:       Today, June 18, 2009
                  4:45 p.m.   
 
Where:       Petroleum Club
                  111 Heymann Boulevard,
                  Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
 
Who:        

Taste of EatLafayette Restaurants at Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours  
www.eatlafayette.com    
Charlie Goodson, Charley Gs and Co-Chair EatLafayette
Elaine Alderman, Riverside Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn and Co-Chair
Gerald Breaux, Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission and Co-Chair EatLafayette
Joey Durel, City-Parish President
 
Business After Hours is sponsored and funded by: Petroleum Club, Coca-Cola, Republic Beverage, Bon Temps Magazine, Gulf Brew and the Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission.
 
Louisiana Restaurant Economic Impact Information


•    Restaurants in Louisiana have an annual economic impact of $9.9 billion.

•    Every $1 spent in restaurants in Louisiana generates an additional $1.05 in sales for other industries in the state.

•    Tax revenue generated by the Louisiana restaurant industry is more than $134 million annually.

•    There are approximately 10,700 eating-and-drinking places in Louisiana.

•    By 2017, employment in the restaurant industry in Louisiana is expected to increase 20.4%.

•    The restaurant industry is the state’s largest private retail employer, providing jobs to 145,000 Louisiana residents, and another 55,000 whose jobs supply the industry. These figures represent 10.4% of total private employment in the state.

•    Restaurant sales per capita in Louisiana are $1,189.

•    There are approximately 850 restaurants in the Lafayette area, with more than 15,000 employees.

•    The Lafayette area is the third largest market for restaurants in Louisiana behind New Orleans (#1) and Baton Rouge (#2).

•    Approximately 7 percent of Lafayette’s population works in the restaurant industry.

•    Annual hospitality industry sales are approximately $387 million in the Lafayette area.

•    Each additional $1 million spent in eating-and-drinking places in Louisiana generates an additional 44.5 jobs in the state.
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