Activity is Stirring Across UK Fast-food Outlets

Presence across UK quick-service restaurants is showing signs of awakening for the first time since the start of the current national lockdown, with high-frequency geo-location data recording an increase in attendance from a very low base.

Although levels remain just a fraction of what they were before the pandemic – and have yet to climb higher than 11% of the January 2020 mean – the data shows how collections are driving footfall ahead of hospitality reopening on 12 April.

Just Eat reported a surge in the hotly contested home delivery market as eyes start turn towards Deliveroo’s IPO in a few weeks.

Although some may be sceptical about the true value of the loss making home delivery business, one thing we can be sure of is the UK’s continued appreciation of a takeaway.


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