9 facts on Brits’ eating out habits, from nutritional concerns to digital engagement

The influence of online information was revealed in the Future Shock report from CGA and the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers.

13 March 2018
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  • One in four young diners say they always take the availability of healthy options into consideration when choosing where to eat, compared to only 11% of those aged 55 plus
  • The inclusion of nutritional information on menus influences around four in 10 diners’ choice of food when eating out
  • Sugar, fat and salt are important factors in the selection of a meal by about half of diners and are more significant than calorie counts
  • More than one in three of those who eat out at least three times a week say they always take healthy options into account, compared to 13% of those who ate out less than once a month
  • Six out of 10 diners say they check bar/restaurant websites before they visit, with their main aim being to check the food menu and opening times
  • Half of people surveyed book tables online
  • One in five consumers said they had downloaded a bar or restaurant mobile app to their smartphone or tablet, with access to rewards and offers being the most common motivation
  • The number of food outlets in Great Britain has increased by 14.9% between 2012 and 2017, from 39,625 to 45,521, with 45.5% of pub and bar sales now derived from food
  • London saw a 16.3% increase in the number of outlets in the last five years, from 10,386 to 12,019

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