Fattening up: The industry is expected to expand thanks to the growth of mobile ordering

The industry has performed relatively well over the past five years. The consumer preference for cheaper, on-the-go food has persisted despite the improving consumer backdrop of the past five years. Takeaway operators have also reacted to higher levels of consumer expenditure by introducing higher quality food, often using organic produce. Furthermore, some firms have responded to consumer demand for low-fat, low-sugar and low-salt meal options by adding healthier options to their menus.Mobile and online technologies have had a considerable influence on the industry's development and many operators now offer online ordering and delivery services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£18.2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.9%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
386,599
Businesses
40,738

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is expected to grow despite competition from supermarket ready meals
  • Firms offering foods high in fat, sugar and salt have been damaged by the trend towards healthy eating
  • The government is likely to increase regulation as it attempts to manage the growing obesity problem
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Takeaway and Fast-Food Restaurants industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every £1.00 spent on capital, approximately £6.94 is invested in labour. Capital expenditure relates to fitting out a restaurant, which involves installing a commercial kitchen and purchasing tables and chairs, crockery and cutlery and all cooking equipment and utensils. Typically, many of these items are leased rather than purchased so operators can take full advantage of favourable tax arrangements put in place by the government. This also conserves working capital and lowers the cost of entry. The industry also relies considerably on the franchise model. Consequently, many of the start-up costs involved with opening an establishment are incurred by the franchisee rather than the operator. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Average weekly hours of work in the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry?

    Companies in the Takeaway and Fast-Food Restaurants industry provide food to customers. Food and drink purchased from fast-food and takeaway restaurants is consumed on-site, taken away or ordered over the phone or internet for home delivery. Customers usually pay before eating at these restaurants. Most industry players sell beverages but do not usually provide alcohol.

    Industry Products
  • Fast-food restaurants
  • Takeaway food outlets
  • Mobile food stands
  • Industry Activities
  • fast food for immediate consumption
  • Takeaway food retailing
  • Taking phone or internet fast-food orders for home delivery or to be picked up
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Health consciousness
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from full-service restaurants

  • Current Performance
  • Comfort food
  • Healthy development
  • Consumer tastes
  • Profit trends and labour costs
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Maintaining demand
  • Trimming the fat
  • Continuing competition
  • Efficient order
  • Table: Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dairy Product, Egg & Edible Oil Wholesaling
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling
  • Meat Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Fast-food restaurants
  • Takeaway food outlets
  • Mobile food stands
  • Chart: Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Middle-income households
  • High-income households
  • Low-income households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and rentOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    McDonald's Restaurants Limited, Subway International BV, Yum! Restaurant Holdings, Domino's Pizza Group plc,
  • Table: McDonald's Restaurants Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Subway International BV - financial performance
  • Table: Yum! Restaurant Holdings - financial performance
  • Table: Domino's Pizza Group plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Franchisee
  • A business that pays a franchisor a fee in order to use that firm's trademarks and business system and sell its products or services.
  • Online Ordering Portal
  • Intermediary websites between independent takeaway outlets and consumers. These sites allow customers to search for local takeaway restaurants to place orders online, and to choose delivery options.
  • Sushi
  • A Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavoured cold rice served with a garnish of vegetables, egg, or raw seafood.
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