Quick service, which is well suited to delivery and click & collect, has been the big channel winner of the last quarter, growing its total eating out market share by 20 percentage points (pp) to 58.4%, compared to the previous quarter.

Lumina Intelligence’s Eating & Drinking Out Panel quarterly report found cafes and coffee shops were the biggest losers, seeing a 14.6pp of market decline to 14.7% in the most recent quarter.

The periods cover the 12 weeks to 18 April, the height of the last lockdown, vs the 12 weeks to 24 January, which also includes periods of lockdowns, as well as some periods of restricted trading.

Younger people took a bigger share of the eating out market during the last quarter, as delivery increased, while older people’s share declined.

The 25-34-year-old age group increased their share of eating out occasions by 1.1 percentage points (pp) to 6.4% overall, while over 65s share went 0.9pp to 8.9%.

The number of consumers describing themselves a flexitarian has declined, from 8.6% in February, to as high as 14.2 in April.

The proportion of people saying they don’t drink alcohol increased 4.2pp from 10.9% at the start of the year to 15.1% in April.