Increasing appetite: Growing accessibility, incomes and convenience support demand

The Restaurants and Takeaways industry has performed well over the past five years, as improving economic conditions have driven appetites for dining out and ordering in. Rising consumer confidence and disposable incomes have increased consumer spending power, while falling unemployment rates and longer working hours have boosted demand for quick and convenient food. The growth of online ordering platforms has encouraged time-poor consumers to embrace takeaways meals and broadened their tastes into new cuisines like Thai and Indonesian. Strong demand for restaurants and takeaways has driven industry growth, with turnover expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 5.3% over the five years through more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has increased over the past five years, but a growing shortage of quality chefs has limited growth
  • Online ordering sites have increased demand for operators, but commission fees are significant
  • An increase in VAT rates for the hospitality sector could disproportionately affect operators in rural areas
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    DublinDublin is home to the largest proportion of establishments, with 34.3% of restaurants and takeaways located in the region. As Ireland's most populous and most wealthy city, Dublin is an attractive location for industry operators. Large numbers of tourists visiting or staying in the city also drive expenditure at restaurants.South-West and Mid-EastThe South-West and Mid-East are the second and third most concentrated regions in the industry, accounting for 13.5% and 13.1% of industry establishments respectively. The South-West is home to Cork, Ireland's second largest city, while the Mid-East's proximity to Dublin makes it the second most wealthy region in the country. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Restaurants and Takeaways Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Restaurants and Takeaways Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average Weekly Hours of Work and Modified real disposable income per capita in the Restaurants and Takeaways industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Restaurants and Takeaways in Ireland Industry?

    Industry firms provide food for consumption on or off the premises. Included in this industry are full-service restaurants, fast-food restaurants and establishments selling prepared takeaway meals. Cafes selling cold snacks, and pubs are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Full-service restaurants
  • Fast-food restaurants
  • Takeaway restaurants
  • Mobile food stands
  • Industry Activities
  • Serving food
  • Serving alcoholic beverages
  • Serving non-alcoholic beverages
  • Delivering takeaway orders
  • Hosting private functions
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average Weekly Hours of Work
  • Modified real disposable income per capita
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Consumer price index for food and non-alcoholic beverages

  • Current Performance
    Demand and supplyNew appetitesIndustry expenses
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    VAT ratesFood for thought
  • Table: Restaurants and Takeaways Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Restaurants and Takeaways Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bakeries in Ireland
  • Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services in Ireland
  • Food, Beverage & Tobacco Wholesaling in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Full-service restaurants
  • Fast-food restaurants
  • Takeaway restaurants
  • Mobile food stands
  • Chart: Restaurants and Takeaways Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Fifth income quintile
  • Fourth income quintile
  • Third income quintile
  • Second income quintile
  • First income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Restaurants and Takeaways Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Restaurants and Takeaways

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Restaurants and Takeaways Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Restaurants and Takeaways 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 Restaurants and Takeaways Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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.
  • Licensed
  • A licensed restaurant is allowed to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises. Takeaway alcohol sales are prohibited.
  • Sit-Down Meals
  • Meals that are ordered with a waiter who serves the table.
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