Delivering growth: Online platforms have helped support revenue but increased competition

The industry has performed relatively well over the past five years. Consumer preference for cheaper, on-the-go food has persisted despite an improving consumer backdrop for much of the past five-year period. Takeaways have also reacted to higher consumer expenditure on food 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. Over the five years through 2018-19, industry revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.9%, including a forecast 1.3% rise in the current year, to reach £19.1 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The development of delivery websites has hampered margins but broadened demand
  • Rapid growth in demand for alternative cuisines has been stimulated by rising health consciousness
  • A proposed system of calorie labelling could cause industry costs to increase significantly
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Takeaway and Fast-Food Restaurants industry has grown at a steady pace over the past five years. Improving economic conditions and falling unemployment helped to boost disposable incomes and led to greater demand for quick and convenient food. In recent years, time-poor consumers have embraced delivery services, with major chains like McDonalds and Burger King now offering delivery services via third-party sites. The growth of online ordering sites over the past five years has opened up the market and helped to increase consumer expenditure on industry products thanks to the more convenient ordering process. However, these sites have also fuelled greater price competition between establishments as consumers are better able to compare prices. A r...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 Household expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages 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 and drink 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. Operators in the industry do not provide table service to customers.

    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
  • Household expenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Health consciousness
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from full-service restaurants

  • Current Performance
  • Comfort food
  • Healthy development
  • Franchise dominance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued demand
  • Trimming the fat
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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