UK’s casual dining restaurant numbers drop for first time in nine years
Britain’s supply of casual dining restaurants dipped for the first time in nine years in 2018 as a sustained decline in the wider licensed sector continued.
According to the Market Growth monitor from CGA and AlixPartners, the UK had 5,780 managed restaurants in December 2018—27.3% or 1,241 more than just five years ago.
But casual dining brands now appear to have peaked, with numbers slipping by 0.1% from December 2017.
The news follows rising concerns about over-capacity in the restaurant sector, as well as mountin... For the full story register now for free or login below...