Eating out more popular than a takeaway

Eating out more popular than a takeaway

Eating out was more popular than ordering a takeaway last month, according to new research from CGA Peach.

More than half of consumers (57%) said they ordered a takeaway meal in the last month, most likely to accompany them watching a box set or movie at home, with 37% saying they stayed in to watch a subscription TV service like Sky Movies, Netflix or Amazon Instant.

However 75% of the public still chose to eat out of home in the same period, according to CGA Peach's new BrandPulse service.

JD Wetherspoon picked up the highest level of usage (14% of the public visiting), followed by Nando's (8%), Pizza Hut (7%), Harvester (5%) and Toby Carvery (4%) for the four weeks ending 15 May.

For quick service and on the go brands, McDonalds (28%) led the charge in the quick service and on the go bracket, with Greggs (20%), Costa (20%), KFC (15%) and Subway (13%) following closely behind.

Jamie Campbell, account director at CGA Peach said: "It's well reported that options at the fingertips of consumers at home, be that entertainment or quality food, is a threat to eating out spend, but eating out continues to be at the centre of people's consciousness."

Consumer confidence was found to remain high too, with 83% of the population planning to drink out at least as much as they did in the last four weeks, which rises further to 88% for people planning to eat out over the same period.

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