UK Eating Out Market Report 2020


The UK Eating Out Market is set to decline 50-60% in the full year to December 2020. Is your business prepared for the challenges ahead? With social distancing measures set to remain in place for the foreseeable future, operators and suppliers will need to be prepared for a ‘new normal’.


Invaluable insight to help you prepare for ‘adjusted normality’

The MCA Insight UK Eating Out Report 2020 gives a comprehensive overview of the UK eating out market, including detailed market sizing, analysis of the competitive landscape and consumer metrics for FY 2019.

The report also includes a dedicated coronavirus section to show its impact on the eating out market and the channels that consumers have turned to during lockdown.

100+ pages on the eating out market. Included in the report:

  • The impact of coronavirus - a timeline of key events.Three scenarios for forecasting 2020 eating out market turnover decline. Analysis of how Eating Out brand operators have responded during coronavirus including the role of foodservice delivery. Assessment of the impact of the pandemic so far. Measurement of shifts in consumer behaviour so far and assessment of how consumers think their eating out habits will change post-lockdown.
  • Market analysis – what is the value of the market? What is forecasted for 2020?
  • Competitive landscape – an overview of the competitive landscape including physical expansion, financial performance and market positioning analysis.
  • Consumer insight – how are consumers’ eating out behaviours and perceptions changing? 
  • Future outlook – forecasting the development of the sector over the next 3 years, including a detailed look at key influences and implications.

How can operators and suppliers use the report:

  • Get a deeper understanding of the highly competitive eating out market
  • Bring clarity to business development, sales and marketing strategy
  • Underpin policy-making around investment in, and use of, resources
  • Make informed choices using robust insight to boost performance and growth
  • Understand the key growth drivers
  • Empower decision making on product and service development

“The Eating Out report is one of the key sources of data we use yearly, both for internal development but also for customers’ presentations. It saves us a lot of time in primary research and the data is highly reliable.”~ Frannie Santos Mawdsley, Senior Customer Marketing Manager Food Service, Moy Park

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  • Market sizing – How has the market performed vs last year?
  • Competitive landscape – Which operators lead the market?
  • Consumer insight – How have consumer behaviours evolved?
  • Future Outlook – What growth opportunities are available in the future?

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