Food and beverage service activities, Division 56

The SIC code for Food and beverage service activities is 56

SIC Code 56

Hierarchy of Division 56

  • Section IAccommodation and food service activities
  • Division 56Food and beverage service activities

Groups inside Division 56

  • Group 561Restaurants and mobile food service activities
  • Group 562Event catering and other food service activities
  • Group 563Beverage serving activities

List of terms related whith SIC Code 56

What activities does the Division 56 contain?

This division includes food and beverage serving activities providing complete meals or drinks fit for immediate consumption, whether in traditional restaurants, self-service or take-away restaurants, whether as permanent or temporary stands with or without seating.

Decisive is the fact that meals fit for immediate consumption are offered, not the kind of facility providing them.

Excluded is the production of meals not fit for immediate consumption or not planned to be consumed immediately or of prepared food which is not considered to be a meal (see divisions 10: Manufacture of food products and 11: Manufacture of beverages).

Also excluded is the sale of not self-manufactured food that is not considered to be a meal or of meals that are not fit for immediate consumption (see section G: Wholesale and retail trade; ...).