Eating out frequency rose across all day-parts in October 2019 compared to the same period last year, from 92.4% to 92.7%, according to MCA’s latest Consumer Dashboard.

This is being led by an increase in frequency of breakfast occasions, which are up 13% to 2.8 visits per person per month, on average, compared to October last year. This has pushed up breakfast’s share of visits by +1.9pp to 29%.

Fast food outlets in particular have increased their share of breakfast visits.

Meanwhile lunch occasions are showing slower growth and losing share of meal visits as a result.

Average spend has also grown across all day-parts as menu inflation pushes up prices, with dinner seeing the highest increase, up 10%.

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