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Business Careers Awareness Program (BCAP)

Overall Costs


Labor Department - Minimum Wage

Find out what the minimum wage is in Arizona.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Find estimated wages for the Tucson area. By selecting the Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations link, you can see the mean (average) hourly salaries for this category.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides dozens of different databases, tables & calculators. See wage-related ones.


You've identified who you want to target - how much will it cost to advertise to them? Take a look at these resources:


This website provides listings of retail spaces available for lease or rent. Listings from this link default to restaurant space in Tucson. You can also search by ZIP code.

Wholesale Food Prices

Sam's Club

Under "Shop by department," select the Grocery link. Once you get to the search results for a particular food category, you can find out Tucson prices by selecting the Your Club link. Enter 85721 for the ZIP code. Once you see the Tucson Sam's Club (store #6692), select the Make this your club link.

Equipment & Supplies

Sam's Club

In addition to food, Sam's Club also sells restaurant equipment, office supplies, paper products, cleaning supplies, etc. Under the Business Tools tab on the Sam's Club homepage, see categories for Office, Vending & Concession, and Catering and Restaurant.
Wholesale Restaurant Supply

These food-service websites sell equipment and supplies.