By M&C Report team2006-11-12T07:55:00+00:00
Data from IGD is predicting a faster-than-expected food-to-go recovery. By the end of 2021, it is forecasting sales to reach £15.6bn, 82.5% of its 2019 value. It is also forecasting sales to return to pre-Covid levels in the second half of 2022, six months earlier than expected.
Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups saw sales drop just 1% in June from the same month in 2019, according to the Coffer CGA Business Tracker boosted by good weather.
Restaurant and cafe chains are in a “bunfight” for drive-thru sites as a surge in demand during the pandemic has seen them become one of the most in-demand parts of the property market.
High-end dessert parlour Heavenly Desserts is pushing ahead with its international growth plan having signed master franchisees in four overseas territories and with recruitment about to start in the US, managing director Yousif Aslam has told MCA.
Pret A Manger is thought to be planning a move into coffee vending machines, according to Intellectual Property Office filings.
It has been one of the most hotly debated unknowns coming out of lockdown.
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