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Number of hospitality and catering outlets – Industry data

06 May 2010 by
Number of hospitality and catering outlets – Industry data

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

200720082009
HOTELS+
Outlets
46,18846,019
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
50,84149,343
Meals served
1.152 billion 1.061 billion
LEISURE
Outlets
19,370
19,409
Meals served
544 million
538 million
PROFIT SECTOR OUTLETS173,781172,640
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
34,53334,482
Meals served
1.121 billion 1.126 billion
MoD
Outlets
3,0833,084
Meals served
258 million 260 million
COST SECTOR OUTLETS89,27289,494
All outlets263,053262,134
All meals served8.726 billion 8.535 billion
All food sales
£29.229b £30.631b
All food & drink sales
£38.393b
200420052006
HOTELS+
Outlets47,389 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 served1.095 billion 1.104 billion 1.131 billion
LEISURE
Outlets18,995 19,121 19,253
Meals served 528 million 533 million 535 million
PROFIT SECTOR OUTLETS173,355173,237173,198
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
Outlets 20,839 20,625 20,614
Meals served 1.065 billion 1.063 billion 1.085 billion
HEALTHCARE
Outlets31,048 31,384 31,699
Meals served 1.04 billion 1.047 billion 1.044 billion
EDUCATION
Outlets34,630 34,663 34,614
Meals served 1.271 billion 1.246 billion 1.121 billion
MoD
Outlets3,076 3,073 3,082
Meals served 240 million 244 million 251 million
COST SECTOR OUTLETS89,59389,74589,689
All outlets262,948262,982263,657
All meals served8.583 billion8.62 billion8.641 billion
All food sales£26.227b£27.854b£28.565b
All food & drink sales£35.275b£37.486b£38.478b
200120022003
Hotels+ 48,329 48,089 47,725
Restaurants25,832 25,951 25,964
Quick service29,060 29,384 29,459
Pubs51,564 51,506 51,352
Leisure18,731 18,841 18,869
Profit sector total173,516173,771173,369
Business & industry 20,872 20,869 20,875
Healthcare30,517 30,670 30,926
Education34,543 34,592 34,663
MoD3,063 3,068 3,078
Cost sector total88,99589,19989,542
Total number of outlets262,511262,970262,910
Number of meals served8.439 billion 8.471 billion 8.488 billion
\+ includes hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs, inns and farmhouses Source:Horizons FS
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