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Number of hospitality and catering outlets – Industry data

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Number of hospitality and catering outlets – Industry data
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The number of UK hospitality and catering outlets dropped marginally in 2008 to 262,134 establishments, down from 263,053 the previous year.

The steepest fall was seen in the pub sector, where outlet numbers dropped by 2.9%, while hotels suffered a marginal decline. Restaurants, on the hand, continued the year-on-year increase in numbers seen since 2003.

The total number of meals served in 2008 fell by 2.8% to 8.5 billion. Although numbers grew marginally in the cost sector, total meals fell across all the profit sectors. Hardest hit were restaurants, with meal numbers down by 4.5%, followed by quick-service restaurants (-3.3%) and hotels (-1.8%). The decline in the pub and leisure market was marginal.

Food and drinks sales, however, continued to grow slowly except in restaurants and pubs. The average price per meal grew across all profit sectors, by 4.4% in hotels (to £11.88) and by 4% in restaurants, to £11.98.

The figures cover both the profit sector (which includes hotels, restaurants, quick-service outlets, pubs and leisure venues) and the cost sector comprising catering in business and industry, healthcare, education and Ministry of Defence sites.

These figures are reported in British Hospitality: Trends and Statistics 2009, published by the British Hospitality Association.

The full report (which is free to BHA members) can be bought for £250 (for the printed version) or £175 (for a PDF file). For enquiries or orders, phone 0207 404 7744 or contact Philippa Brady.  

 

NUMBER OF OUTLETS IN ALL SECTOR AND NUMBER OF MEALS SERVED


  

2007

2008

2009

HOTELS+

  

 

 

Outlets

 46,188

46,019

Meals  served

 660 million

 
648 million

RESTAURANTS

  

 

 

Outlets 

 26,927

 27,153

Meals  served 

 771 million

 
736 million

QUICK SERVICE

 

 

 

Outlets 

 30,455 

 30,716

Meals  served 

2.11 billion

2.04 billion

PUBS

  

 

 

Outlets 

50,841 

49,343

Meals  served 

 1.152 billion

  1.061 billion

LEISURE

  

 

 

Outlets 

 19,370

 
19,409
Meals  served 

 544 million

 
538 million

PROFIT SECTOR OUTLETS

173,781 

172,640

 

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

  

Outlets 

 19,946

  20,158

Meals  served 

 1.066 billion

 1.075 billion

HEALTHCARE

  

 

Outlets 

 31,710

  31,770

Meals  served 

 1.044 billion

1.049 billion

EDUCATION

 

 

Outlets

 34,533

34,482

Meals  served 

 1.121 billion

1.126 billion 

MoD

 

 

Outlets

 3,083 

3,084

Meals  served

 258 million

260 million

COST SECTOR OUTLETS

89,272

89,494

 

All outlets

263,053 

262,134   

  

All meals served

8.726 billion 

8.535 billion

 

All food sales 

 £29.229b

 £30.631b

 
All food & drink sales

 £38.393b

 




                                

2004

2005

2006

HOTELS+

 

 

 

Outlets

 47,389

 47,009

 46,544

Meals  served

 642 million

 644 million

 652 million

RESTAURANTS

 

 

 

Outlets 

26,208

 26,416

 26,700

Meals  served 

 721 million

 734 million

 754 million

QUICK SERVICE

 

 

 

Outlets 

29,496 

 29,645

 30,048

Meals  served 

 1.981 billion

 2.006 billion

 2.058 billion

PUBS

 

 

 

Outlets 

 51,267

 51,046

 51,102

Meals  served

1.095 billion

1.104 billion

1.131 billion

LEISURE

 

 

 

Outlets

 18,995

 19,121

 19,253

Meals  served 

 528 million

 533 million

 535 million

PROFIT SECTOR OUTLETS

173,355

173,237

173,198

BUSINESS & INDUSTRY 

     
Outlets 

 20,839

  20,625

 20,614

Meals  served 

 1.065 billion

 1.063 billion

 1.085 billion

HEALTHCARE

 

 

 

Outlets

 31,048

 31,384

 31,699

Meals  served

 1.04 billion

1.047 billion 

 1.044 billion

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Outlets

 34,630

 34,663

 34,614

Meals  served

 1.271 billion

 1.246 billion

 1.121 billion

MoD

 

 

 

Outlets

 3,076

 3,073

 3,082

Meals  served 

 240 million

 244 million

 251 million

COST SECTOR OUTLETS

89,593

89,745

89,689

All outlets

262,948

262,982

263,657

All meals served

8.583 billion

8.62 billion

8.641 billion

All food sales

 £26.227b

 £27.854b

 £28.565b

All food & drink sales

 £35.275b

 £37.486b

 £38.478b



   

2001

2002

2003

Hotels+

48,329

48,089

47,725

Restaurants

25,832

25,951

25,964

Quick service

29,060

29,384

29,459

Pubs

51,564

51,506

51,352

Leisure

18,731

18,841

18,869

Profit sector total

173,516

173,771

173,369

Business & industry

20,872

20,869

20,875

Healthcare

30,517

30,670

30,926

Education

34,543

34,592

34,663

MoD 

3,063

3,068

3,078

Cost sector total

88,995

89,199

89,542

Total number of outlets

262,511

262,970

262,910

Number of meals served

8.439 billion

8.471 billion

8.488 billion


+ includes hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, inns and farmhouses

Source:
Horizons FS

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