In this video, the America Works Here campaign tells the story of America's restaurant industry -- the nation's second-largest private-sector employer and an engine of economic growth. Research from the National Restaurant Association finds that the restaurant industry can be a steppingstone to lucrative jobs, food service management , and restaurant ownership. (See attached Facts.) Nearly half of all adults have worked in the restaurant industry at some point during their lives, and more than one out of four adults got their first job experience in a restaurant. 80% of restaurant owners said their first job in the restaurant industry was an entry-level position. 94% of restaurant employees said the restaurant industry is a good place to get a first job and learn basic working skills. 88% of restaurant employees said restaurants often provide the opportunity to start at the bottom and move up to management. 81% of restaurant employees said the restaurant industry is a place where people of all backgrounds and experience can open their own business. 46% of restaurant employees said they would like to own a restaurant someday. 57% of first-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and service workers in 2009 were women, 16% were of Hispanic origin and 15% were African-American. Most people don't think that flipping burgers is a way to more lucrative-paying jobs and business ownership. Why is it important to start at the bottom to reach the top in the food industry?