NAICS 722320

What is the NAICS code 722320?

The NAICS code 722320 is applied to those industries related to Caterers.

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing single event-based food services. These establishments generally have equipment and vehicles to transport meals and snacks to events and/or prepare food at an off-premise site. Banquet halls with catering staff are included in this industry. Examples of events catered by establishments in this industry are graduation parties, wedding receptions, business or retirement luncheons, and trade shows.

Therefore, all companies engaged in any industrial activity related to this type of business are grouped under category 722320 in the North American Industry Classification System.

This industrial activity of NAICS code is structured as follows:

  • 72 - Accommodation and Food Services
  • 722 - Food Services and Drinking Places
  • 7223 - Special Food Services
  • 72232 - Caterers
  • 722320 - Caterers

Characteristics of the North American Industry Classification System code 722320


This code is only used in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). It´s to say, it is not used in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Related codes

The NAICS industry 722320 has the following cross-references:

  • Preparing and serving meals and snacks for immediate consumption from motorized vehicles or nonmotorized carts are classified in Industry 722330, Mobile Food Services.
  • Providing food services at institutional, governmental, commercial, or industrial locations of others (e.g., airline contractors, industrial caterers) based on contractual arrangements for a specified period of time are classified in Industry 722310, Food Service Contractors.
  • Renting out facilities without providing catering staff are classified in Industry 531120, Lessors of Nonresidential Buildings (except Miniwarehouses).

Related activities

Below are some of the most common types of activities in the Caterers industry (NAICS Code 722320):

  • Banquet halls with catering staff
  • Bartender services including supply of equipment and alcohol
  • Bartender services on own account (serving only)
  • Caterers
  • Catering services, social

NAICS 722320

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