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UK Ethnic Restaurants and Takeaways Market Report 2022
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“Flexible working practices have resulted in a dispersed consumer base, making it less viable for foodservice operators to rely on earnings from one retail format. Therefore, alternative concepts including street…

UK Ethnic Restaurants and Takeaways Market Report 2022

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Description

The UK Ethnic Restaurants and Takeaways Market Report identifies consumers’ attitudes towards ethnic restaurants and takeaways, factors that influence consumers’ choices, and the impact of inflation on the ethnic restaurants and takeaways market. This report covers the ethnic food market size, market forecast, market segmentation and industry trends for the UK ethnic restaurant and takeaways market.

 

Current Market Landscape 

Despite ethnic food outlets and restaurants reopening for dine-in services following the lockdown at the start of 2021, the food takeaway market has not lost its momentum. The UK takeaway market size has been boosted by increased consumer confidence in ordering ethnic food online, the increased range of takeaway options available and changes to consumers’ lifestyles, meaning that more people want their food brought to them.

 

Market Share and Key Industry Trends

Many consumers agree that rising living costs have made it harder to justify using ethnic restaurants or takeaways and are more cautious with spending, which is set to decrease ethnic food market size and margins slightly.

Meanwhile, flexible working practices have resulted in a dispersed consumer base, making it less viable for foodservice operators to rely on earnings from one retail format. Therefore, alternative concepts, including street food markets, dark kitchens and drive-through will enable the ethnic food market to expand their catchment areas and make ethnic cuisines more accessible.

  • 71% of UK consumers have eaten in or ordered takeaway from an ethnic food outlet.
  • 64% of UK takeaway eaters would be willing to spend between £10-19.99 on a takeaway over the next three months.
  • 49% of UK takeaway eaters would be interested in ordering food for in-person collection.
  • 50% of UK ethnic food diners would be interested in restaurants and takeaways that encourage consumers to use their own containers.

 

Future Trends in the UK Ethnic Restaurants and Takeaways Market

The ethnic restaurants and takeaways market has an opportunity to play a more significant role in supplementing home cooking with the emergence of a hybrid meal that enables consumers to put together a wholesome meal with minimal effort.

The ethnic food market will focus on modernising restaurant and takeaway functions. This will include state-of-the-art drive-through, sustainable takeaways packaging solutions, and on-premise dining experiences with enhanced restaurant atmospheres as well as entertainment and leisure activities.

Read on to discover more details or take a look at all of our UK Foodservice Market Research.

 

Quickly Understand

  • The impact of inflation on the ethnic restaurants and takeaway market.
  • Annual changes in ethnic restaurants and takeaway market usage.
  • How much consumers are willing to spend on ethnic restaurants and takeaways.
  • Factors that influence consumers’ choice of ethnic restaurants and takeaways.
  • Consumers’ interest in emerging ethnic restaurant and takeaway formats.
  • Consumers’ attitudes towards ethnic restaurants and takeaways.
  • Explores ethnic food market size and takeaway market share.

 

Covered in this Report

Cuisines: Caribbean, Mexican, South American, Moroccan, Eastern Mediterranean, South Asian, South-East Asian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese.

Brands:  Wagamama, Taco Bell, YO! Sushi, Tortilla, Wasabi Co, Las Iguanas, Turtle Bay, Pho, Chiquito, Wahaca, Busaba Eathai, Dishoom, Ping Pong, MW Ear: Masala Zone, Ottolenghi.

 

Expert Analysis from a Specialist in the Field

This report, written by Trish Caddy, a leading senior analyst in the Foodservice sector, delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

Ethnic restaurant/takeaway operators have an opportunity to play a bigger role in supplementing home cooking with the emergence of a hybrid meal – made up of prepared ethnic restaurant/takeaway dishes (eg a large portion of curry) and staple home-cooked dishes (eg rice, salad) – that enables consumers to put together a wholesome meal with minimal effort.”

Trish Caddy - Research AnalystTrish Caddy
Senior Foodservice Analyst

Table of Contents

  1. Overview

    • Key issues covered in this Report
    • Market context
    • Products covered in this Report
  2. Executive Summary

    • The five-year outlook for ethnic restaurants and takeaways
      • Figure 1: Ethnic restaurant and takeaway category outlook, 2022-27
    • The market
    • Total market is expected to rise by 18% in 2022
      • Figure 2: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic restaurant (dine-in) and takeaway market, at current prices, 2016-26
    • Ethnic restaurants (dine-in) on track to reach £4.3 billion in 2022
      • Figure 3: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic restaurant (dine-in) market, at current prices, 2016-26
    • Ethnic takeaways set to reach £8.7 billion in 2022
      • Figure 4: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic takeaway market, at current prices, 2016-26
    • Companies and brands
    • Wagamama leads the ethnic casual dining sector
      • Figure 5: Market share, by number of ethnic restaurant locations, 2016-22
    • The consumer
    • Ethnic takeaway usage surpasses pre-COVID level, but dine-in lags behind
      • Figure 6: Annual changes in dine-in vs takeaway/home delivery usage, 2019-21
    • Ethnic dine-in participation still below 2019 levels
      • Figure 7: Annual changes in dine-in usage, 2019-21
    • Ethnic takeaway usage across all cuisines continues to rise
      • Figure 8: Annual changes in takeaway/home delivery usage, 2019-21
    • Higher dine-in participation expected
      • Figure 9: Changes in usage, 2021
    • Ethnic dine-in experiences have higher perceived value
      • Figure 10: Willingness to spend, 2021
    • Appealing to ‘foodies’
      • Figure 11: Interest in ethnic takeaway services, 2021
    • Good food hygiene and customer service would appeal to seven in 10 consumers
      • Figure 12: TURF Analysis – Ethnic restaurants and takeaways, 2021
    • Value: focus on premiumisation
      • Figure 13: Attitudes towards ethnic restaurants and takeaways, 2021
  3. Issues and Insights

    • Impact of rising cost of living on ethnic restaurants and takeaways
    • Promotions
    • Premiumisation
    • The lasting impact of COVID-19 on ethnic restaurants
    • Ethnic takeaways are now more accessible than ever
  4. Market Size and Segmentation

    • The value of ethnic restaurant and takeaway market in 2021 still 15% shy of its 2019 level
      • Figure 14: Value of the ethnic restaurant (dine-in) and takeaway market, at current prices, 2016-21
    • Ethnic dine-in segment fights back
      • Figure 15: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic restaurant (dine-in) market, at current prices, 2016-21
    • Ethnic takeaways are the shining light
      • Figure 16: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic takeaway market, at current prices, 2016-21
  5. Market Forecast

    • The five-year outlook for ethnic restaurants and takeaways
      • Figure 17: Ethnic restaurant and takeaway category outlook, 2022-27
    • Total market is expected to rise by 18% in 2022
      • Figure 18: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic restaurant (dine-in) and takeaway market, at current prices, 2016-26
    • Total market sales forecast to reach £16 billion by 2026
      • Figure 19: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic restaurant (dine-in) and takeaway market, at current prices, 2016-26
    • Ethnic restaurants (dine-in) on track to reach £4.3 billion in 2022
      • Figure 20: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic restaurant (dine-in) market, at current prices, 2016-26
    • Ethnic restaurants (dine-in) forecast to reach £5.8 billion in 2026
      • Figure 21: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic restaurant (dine-in) market, at current prices, 2016-26
    • Ethnic takeaways set to reach £8.7 billion in 2022
      • Figure 22: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic takeaway market, at current prices, 2016-26
    • Ethnic takeaways predicted to reach £10.5 billion in 2026
      • Figure 23: UK forecast for the value of the ethnic takeaway market, at current prices, 2016-26
  6. Market Drivers

    • Takeaways as a supplement to home cooking
      • Figure 24: Consumers spending more compared to before COVID-19, 2021-22
    • Shortage of skilled chefs impacts ethnic restaurants and takeaways
      • Figure 25: Accommodation and foodservice job vacancies, 2021-22
    • Non-EU national population has grown by 39% since 2004
      • Figure 26: Estimates of the EU and non-EU national resident population, 2004-year ending June 2021
    • The conflict in Ukraine will hurt the UK economy
    • GDP reached pre-pandemic levels in November 2021…
    • …but the post-COVID-19 bounce-back will be followed by a period of slower growth
    • Employment has held up better than expected
    • Inflation is the key concern for 2022 for consumers, brands and the economy
    • Consumers’ financial wellbeing has slipped from its recent high point…
      • Figure 27: Household financial wellbeing index, 2016-22
    • …and concerns over inflation are coming to the fore
      • Figure 28: Consumer concerns about household finances, 2021-22
  7. Market Share

    • Wagamama leads the ethnic casual dining sector
      • Figure 29: Market share, by number of ethnic restaurant locations, 2016-22
    • Alternative retail formats
    • Drive-throughs
    • Dark kitchens
  8. Launch Activity and Innovation

    • Health-led promotions
    • Diet-specific menus
      • Figure 30: Taco Bell Allergen Information, 2022
    • Ethnic restaurants enter retail channel
      • Figure 31: Examples of ethnic restaurant-branded ready-to-heat items
  9. Annual Changes in Overall Usage

    • Ethnic takeaway usage surpasses pre-COVID level, but dine-in lags behind
      • Figure 32: Annual changes in dine-in vs takeaway/home delivery usage, 2019-21
  10. Annual Changes in Popularity of Cuisine Types

    • Ethnic dine-in participation still below 2019 levels
      • Figure 33: Annual changes in dine-in usage, 2019-21
    • Ethnic takeaway usage across all cuisines continues to rise
      • Figure 34: Annual changes in takeaway/home delivery usage, 2019-21
  11. Changes in Ethnic Foodservice Usage

    • Higher ethnic dine-in participation expected
      • Figure 35: Changes in usage, 2021
    • Moderate growth rate of ethnic takeaways expected
  12. Amount Consumers Are Willing to Spend

    • While 31% are willing to spend £20 or more to eat in…
      • Figure 36: Willingness to spend, 2021
    • …only 23% are willing to spend the same amount on takeaways
  13. Interest in Ethnic Takeaway Services

    • Appealing to ‘foodies’
      • Figure 37: Interest in ethnic takeaway services, 2021
  14. Factors Impacting Choice of Ethnic Restaurant/Takeaway

    • Good hygiene, customer service and positive recommendations all trump price
      • Figure 38: Factors impacting choice of ethnic restaurant/takeaway, 2021
    • Good food hygiene and customer service would appeal to seven in 10 consumers
      • Figure 39: TURF Analysis – Ethnic restaurants and takeaways, 2021
  15. Attitudes towards Ethnic Restaurants and Takeaways

    • Divide between familiar and new experiences
      • Figure 40: Attitudes towards ethnic restaurants and takeaways, 2021
    • Value: focus on premiumisation
    • Wellbeing: hygiene concerns
    • Surroundings: sustainable dining
    • Better ingredients
    • Packaging solutions
      • Figure 41: Ethnic restaurants and takeaways – CHAID – Tree output, 2021
  16. Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

    • Abbreviations
    • Consumer research methodology
    • TURF analysis methodology
      • Figure 42: Table – TURF Analysis – Ethnic restaurants and takeaways, 2021
    • CHAID analysis methodology
      • Figure 43: Ethnic restaurants and takeaways – CHAID – Table output, 2021
  17. Appendix – Market Size and Forecast

      • Figure 44: Key drivers affecting Mintel’s market forecast, 2016-26
    • Forecast methodology
    • Market forecast and prediction intervals
      • Figure 45: Ethnic restaurant (dine-in) and takeaway market forecast and prediction intervals, 2021-26
      • Figure 46: Ethnic restaurant (dine-in) market forecast and prediction intervals, 2021-26
      • Figure 47: Ethnic takeaway market forecast and prediction intervals, 2021-26

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