UK Foodservice Delivery Market Report 2019/20


Insight into the UK takeaway delivery market, the competitive landscape, menu analysis, consumer audiences and future outlook

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Grow your share of the competitive UK delivery foodservice market with this comprehensive insight

Foodservice delivery continues to shake up the UK Eating Out sector, with a significantly faster growth rate than the overall market. The delivery market is set to be worth £8.4bn in 2019, growth of 18% on 2018, highlighting substantial growth opportunities for operators.

With the foodservice delivery market forecast to continue to outperform the overall UK eating out market, operators should avoid it at their peril.

The MCA UK Foodservice Delivery Market Report 2019/20 explores the rapidly growing foodservice delivery channel, which serves independent restaurants, fast food and takeaway outlets, deliveryfocused chains and branded restaurants.

Content overview:

Maket analysis

UK takeaway delivery market analysis covers size, growth, segmentation and growth drivers. It answers the following questions:

  • How is the market evolving vs 2018?
  • What growth is forecasted for 2019?
  • What is driving these changes?
  • How is the market segmented?

Competitive landscape

  • How are business models changing?
  • Which operators lead the market?
  • How often do consumers use different operators for delivery?
  • What are the latest developments with dark kitchens and virtual brands?
  • Which branded restaurants offer foodservice delivery?
  • Which delivery operators are used by branded restaurants?

Menu Analysis [NEW]

New to the UK Foodservice Delivery Market report, menu analysis answers the following questions:

  • How does menu count differ between delivery and in-store?
  • Which dishes are most popular online?
  • How do prices differ on delivery menus vs in-store?

Consumer insight

  • How frequently do consumers order delivery?
  • What are the most important reasons for ordering delivery?
  • How much do consumers spend on average each time?
  • What are consumers ordering?
  • What factors influence consumer decision making the most?
  • How are consumer trends towards delivery changing?

Future outlook

Forecasting the development of the UK foodservice delivery market over the next 3 years, future outlook answers the following questions:

  • What are the trends that will impact the delivery market?
  • What growth is forecast over the next three years?
  • What concepts are emerging within the delivery market?
  • What innovation will shape the delivery market in the future?

How to use the report:

  • Identify regions where takeaway delivery is most widely used
  • Get to know the key consumer groups using takeaway delivery
  • Understand the consumer needs driving the demand for delivery
  • Gain insight into how leading brands are approaching foodservice delivery
  • Learn about benefits of in-house versus third-party delivery
  • Find out what would encourage consumers to use takeaway delivery
  • Gain clarity on demand and supply-side market growth drivers
  • Explore ways to differentiate your delivery offer from the competition


If you are an operator already active within the UK takeaway delivery market, or considering how foodservice delivery could contribute to your business development strategy, the Foodservice Delivery Market Report 2019/20 will give you critical insight to inform your decision-making.

If you are a supplier, you will find this detailed analysis an invaluable resource to help you align your products and services. With knowledge of the trends and influences driving growth, you can underline relevance and value in the marketplace.

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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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