UK Eating Out Review market report
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Products covered in this Report
The scope of this Report is the eating out market within the UK. This consists of various market segments, which are defined as:
- Burger and chicken: quick service restaurants with limitedservice where food is served quickly at the counter. Typically for takeaway with an option to dine-in at most establishments, eg McDonald’s, KFC. All-day dining with a continuing focus on lunch and snacking occasions.
- Pizza takeaway: brands and independents that typically sell pizza as a key product to takeaway customers, with options for home delivery and collection/click-and-collect, eg Papa John’s, Domino’s.
- Pubs: includes branded/managed pubs and tenanted/leased pubs.
- Branded/managed pubs: owned by managed pub groups and restaurant groups, with consistent brand and/or menu, eg Beefeater, JD Wetherspoon.
- Tenanted/leased pubs: owned by pub companies and leased/licensed to individuals or small franchisees. The manager is often tied to the brewery.
- Casual dining restaurants: a sit-down meal in a casual venue that provides a fast, efficient table service ie where food and drink are brought to the table by waiters/waitresses. Predominantly a branded chain of restaurants that may also offer home delivery services eg PizzaExpress, Wagamama
- Independent restaurants: a casual restaurant that typically provides a limited number of seats for a sit-down meal and may also offer home delivery services. Owned by one person or groups; not part of a branded chain and often cafeteria, curry house.
- Coffee shops: branded chains and independents serving espresso-based beverages as core products. More recently, coffee shops that serve food, such as breakfast and lunch, have also emerged, eg Costa, Starbucks.
- Hotel catering: comprising hotel restaurants, bars and room service.
- Roadside catering: outlets that operate at motorway service areas (MSA) and on major roads, with the leading operators being the Compass Moto and Little Chef
- In-store restaurants: full service and/or limited service restaurants located within retail outlets including supermarkets and department stores.
- Food-to-go specialists: quick service retail outlets that cater to takeaway customers for breakfast, lunch, and snacking occasions eg Pret A Manger, Subway, Greggs. Most establishments serve pre-packed food and drink in hot/cold displays, and may serve made-to-order food as well, such as salads, sandwiches. Some venues may also provide seats for a sit-down meal. Also referred to as grab-and-go, ie where customers grab a meal, pay at the counter and go.
- Other fast food outlets: quick service retail outlets that typically cater to takeaway customers, often serving made-toorder dishes. Typical cuisines include kebab, fish and chips, pies, and Chinese (takeaway).
- Street food/food courts: Food prepared and served quickly to order from a stall or van with a limited menu, at value prices, and where customers wait on themselves. Street food stalls are often managed by mobile caterers at markets, events and festivals, while food courts are typically located within shopping centres.
The following sectors are specifically excluded from the Report although may be included for the purpose of comparison and analysis.
- Contract catering: On site catering provided within public sector and workplace environments. Typically canteen restaurant catering. Also referred to as cost-sector catering.
- Supermarket-to-go: Food that can be purchased off the shelf and taken out to eat, typically from supermarkets and convenience stores.
Expert analysis from a specialist in the field
Written by Trish Caddy, a leading analyst in the Foodservice sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.
Parents of under-16s and Millennials are propping up the eating out market. As a group, parents are not brand loyal, but they’re willing to trade up if they feel their purchases are worthwhile. Millennials seem optimistic about their finances, yet they're also drawn to meal promotions served in a comfortable environment, giving the eating out market that competitive edge over supermarkets’ food-to-go. Meanwhile, operators are unlocking the opportunities in breakfast trade. They’re also turning to advanced technology to engage with customers.
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