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Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants in the UK: Market Research Report

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Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Market Research Report | SIC I56.104 | Mar 2017

Slimming down: The industry's consistent growth is only expected to slow slightly through 2016-17

IBISWorld’s Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Doctor's Associates, Inc Doctor's Associates, Inc market share
McDonald's Corporation McDonald's Corporation market share
Yum! Brands Yum! Brands market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Persistent demand for cheap, on-the-go food has supported steady revenue growth
  • Consumers increasingly demanded healthier takeaway and fast food options in recent years
  • The industry is expected to remain insulated from economic uncertainty following the referendum
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 responded to higher levels of consumer expenditure by introducing higher quality food, often using organic produce. Operators in the industry have had to respond to consumer demand for low-fat, low-sugar and low-salt meal options. Some operators have responded to this trend 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.

Industry profitability has been relatively poor recently... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Fast-food restaurants

Fast-food restaurants are estimated to account for 55.6% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Fast-food restaurants serve food, which is typically precooked, that is served very quickly after ordering and can either be eaten on the premises or can be taken away. Operators also generate a sizeable portion of revenue through the sales of soft drinks. Although there are many independent outlets, the fast-food sector is largely dominated by global brands, most of which are originally from the United States. The dominant food type in this sector is burgers, which is served by the largest industry operator, McDonalds. However, fried chicken and sandwiches also have sizeable product shares, which are sold by the major brands KFC and Subway respectively. Alt.. 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... purchase to read more


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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 restaurantsTakeaway food outletsMobile food stands
    Industry Activities
    fast food for immediate consumptionTakeaway food retailingTaking phone or internet fast-food orders for home delivery or to be picked up

    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
  • 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
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Resilient demand
  • Trimming the fat
  • 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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and rent
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    McDonald's Restaurants Limited
    Subway UK Limited
    Yum! Restaurant Holdings
  • Table: McDonald's Restaurants Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Subway UK Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Yum! Restaurant Holdings - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Takeaway & Fast-Food Restaurants Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
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