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...
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