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Full-Service Restaurants in the UK: Market Research Report

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Full-Service Restaurants Market Research Report | SIC I56.101 | Jun 2017

Changing the menu: Social and environmental dining trends offer new operators opportunities

The Full-Service Restaurants market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand for expensive, high-margin services has grown, which is supporting revenue growth
  • Menu prices are expected to rise as the weak pound since the EU referendum inflates purchase costs
  • Barriers limiting the free movement of labour could result in labour shortages and increased wage costs
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Full-Service Restaurants industry has been recovering strongly over the past five years. Industry performance has been largely influenced by trends in consumer preferences. As disposable income and consumer confidence recovered, consumers returned to full-service dining, which supported the industry as consumer tastes became more adventurous. Since the industry returned to its size prior to the 2008 economic crisis, growth has slowed slightly, with revenue increasingly under pressure from the growth of takeaway apps that have drawn customers away from full-service restaurants.

Despite strong growth in the industry, some of the biggest restaurant chains in the United Kingdom have struggled to expand... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Full-Service Restaurant industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four companies accounting for 12.6% of revenue in 2017-18. Although the top global brands have a strong presence in the industry, independent establishments vastly outnumber them. Low barriers to entry in the industry allow operators to enter the market relatively freely when there is profit to be made. In areas like central London and leisure parks where rent is most expensive, concentration levels are higher because the largest industry operators outbid small independent businesses. However, in smaller towns and cities there is often a wide variety of smaller operators competing with large chain restaurants.

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Additional Insights for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Effective quality control
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Expenditure by household income- highest quintile in the Full-Service Restaurants industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Full-Service Restaurants Industry?

    This industry is composed of sit-down restaurants where customers are served while seated or serve themselves at a kiosk. This industry includes both licensed and unlicensed restaurants, but not cafes and takeaway establishments.

    Industry Products
    Meals for consumption on the premisesAlcoholic beveragesNon-alcoholic beveragesPrivate functions
    Industry Activities
    Providing sit-down mealsServing alcoholic beveragesServing non-alcoholic beveragesHosting private functions

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Expenditure by household income- highest quintile
  • Demand from takeaway and fast-food restaurants
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Current Performance
  • Freshened up flavours
  • Changing deliveries
  • Pricing changes
  • Business rates
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Economic changes
  • Food for thought
  • Table: Full-Service Restaurants Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Full-Service Restaurants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaling
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Meat Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Meals for consumption on the premises
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Private functions
  • Chart: Full-Service Restaurants Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Highest 30% income households
  • Middle 40% income households
  • Lowest 30% income households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Full-Service Restaurants
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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.
  • Tex-Mex
  • A regional American cuisine, combing dishes and flavours of Mexican cuisine with south-western American food.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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