Benelux Foodservice Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Benelux Foodservice Market is segmented by Type (Full-Service Restaurants, Quick-Service Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, Street Stalls and Kiosks, and 100% Home Delivery Restaurant); Structure (Chained Outlet, Independent Outlet); and Geography (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg). The report offers market size and forecasts in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Benelux Foodservice Industry Overview

Benelux Foodservice Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: 8.23 %

Major Players

Benelux Foodservice Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Benelux Foodservice Market Analysis

Benelux foodservice market is projected to register a CAGR of 8.23% during the forecast period, 2022-2027.

Consumers' inclination toward convenient and on-the-go food options is the key attribute driving the growth of the foodservice market across the region. ​Additionally, changing dietary patterns and the increasing influence of international cuisines on food habits are likely to drive consumer spending on out-of-home food consumption. The popularity of hot-pot cuisines and the increasing demand for western-style fast food have led to the rapid expansion of the market studied. Moreover, the market is being driven by factors such as the increasing inbound tourists, the growing percentage of the young and working population, and the availability of organized fast-food chain restaurants offering quality food and services. 

In the medium term, the busy lifestyles of consumers are anticipated to foster the takeaway and home delivery trends, which is leading to the growth of innovative food service outlets. In addition, the expansion of internet infrastructure and online payment ecosystem is enabling the development of cloud-kitchen services in region.

Benelux Foodservice Industry Segments

Foodservice is termed as the business of making, transporting, and dispensing prepared foods, as in a restaurant or cafeteria. The market is segmented by type, structure, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into Full-service restaurants (FSR), Cafes and Bars, Street Stalls and Kiosks, Quick Service Restaurants, and 100% Home Delivery restaurants. By structure, the market is segmented into Chained outlets and Independent outlets. It also provides an analysis of Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg food service markets. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of value (in USD million).

By Type
Full-Service Restaurant (FSRs)
Cafes and Bars
Street Stalls and Kiosks
Quick Service Restaurants
100% Home Delivery Restaurant
By Structure
Chained Outlets
Independent Outlets
By Geography

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Benelux Foodservice Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Benelux Foodservice Market according to our research experts:

Strategic Expansion by International Fast-Food Chains

Consumers maintain strong attention to new international food and consumption trends as their exposure to foreign food cultures expands. Due to the rapid economic expansion across the countries, many foreign operators are entering the foodservice sector of Benelux. For instance, in 2021, Costa Coffee Europe’s largest coffee chain entered the Belgian market, introducing a premium self-service coffee concept designed for hospitality venues.

In recent years, international fast-food restaurants have been marked by large-scale growth across the region due to increasing western influence that gave rise to fast food culture in the region, which is anticipated to undergo further growth over the coming years. Also, fast-food brands understand the needs of local customers and, especially, the culinary culture of key countries in order to design the right menu that reflects a balance between international cuisine and local tastes. Therefore, owing to this factor, various fast-food companies are making efforts to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in 2021, Dominos introduced the Cal’z sandwich in Belgium. Domino’s Pizza’s Cal’z is a variant of the popular Pizza Calzone.

Benelux Foodservice Market: Number of Mcdonald's Restaurants, Netherlands, 2017 and 2021

Belgium is the Fastest Growing Market

The rapid growth of the fast-food sector in the country has led to an expansion of more food chains in the fast-food sector, thus, benefitting the overall market studied. This growth of the sector can be attributed to factors, such as convenience and availability of foods at lower costs, which are expected in independent full-service restaurants. Moreover, the market is primarily driven by the increasing frequency of dining out amid time-pressed schedules, the increasing prevalence of tourists, and the rising influence of cross-culture dietary patterns due to the strong presence of international restaurant chains.

The tourism industry remains one of the strongest industries in the country, and it is an important component of the foodservice sector. Furthermore, favorable government initiatives are being conducted with the aim to increase the tourism rate. This, in turn, may benefit the foodservice industry

Benelux Foodservice Market: Total Contribution of Travel and Tourism to GDP, Belgium, in Euro billion, 2020-2021

Benelux Foodservice Market Competitor Analysis

The market is highly competitive with the presence of key players such as Domino's Pizza, Yum Brands Inc, Starbucks Corporation, Restaurant Brands International Inc, BC FOODS BV, and Dea's Pizza, among others. To give stiff competition to the market players, various restaurants are launching innovative dishes or customized dishes as per the customer requirements, which, in turn, are helping the companies to get a bid in the food service market share. Over the past few years, certain players like KFC have been expanding their geographical presence across the region by consistently opening new restaurants as a part of their strategic expansion.

Benelux Foodservice Market Top Players

  1. Yum Brands Inc

  2. Mcdonald’s Corporation

  3. Starbucks Corporation

  4. Domino's Pizza

  5. Restaurant Brands International Inc

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Benelux Foodservice Market Concentration

Benelux Foodservice Market Recent Developments

  • In 2022, foodservice company HMSHost International launched a new hot beverage subscription through its Broodzaak cafe chain at 18 railway station locations across the Netherlands. Through the subscription, customers can purchase up to five hot beverages a day via a QR code at any of Broodzaak's 18 locations in the Netherlands.
  • In 2022, McDonald’s Netherlands and organic food enterprise Eosta have developed a yam-based burger, dubbed Yamburger. The fast-food chain took an interest in developing the plant-based burger due to the low production cost.
  • In 2020, Burger King Europe has announced a franchise agreement with the newly formed BKNL BV to expand the presence of the Burger King brand in the Netherlands.

Benelux Foodservice Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Full-Service Restaurant (FSRs)

      2. 5.1.2 Cafes and Bars

      3. 5.1.3 Street Stalls and Kiosks

      4. 5.1.4 Quick Service Restaurants

      5. 5.1.5 100% Home Delivery Restaurant

    2. 5.2 By Structure

      1. 5.2.1 Chained Outlets

      2. 5.2.2 Independent Outlets

    3. 5.3 By Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Belgium

      2. 5.3.2 Netherlands

      3. 5.3.3 Luxembourg


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Positioning of Key Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Yum Brands Inc

      2. 6.3.2 Mcdonalds Corporation

      3. 6.3.3 Starbucks Corporation

      4. 6.3.4 Domino's Pizza

      5. 6.3.5 Doctor's Associates, Inc.

      6. 6.3.6 Five Guys Enterprises, LLC

      7. 6.3.7 Papa John's International, Inc.,

      8. 6.3.8 Restaurant Brands International Inc.

      9. 6.3.9 BC FOODS BV

      10. 6.3.10 Dea's Pizza

    4. *List Not Exhaustive



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Benelux Foodservice Market Research FAQs

The Benelux Foodservice Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Benelux Foodservice Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.23% over the next 5 years.

Yum Brands Inc , Mcdonald’s Corporation, Starbucks Corporation , Domino's Pizza , Restaurant Brands International Inc are the major companies operating in Benelux Foodservice Market.

Benelux Foodservice Industry Reports

In-depth industry statistics and market share insights of the Benelux Foodservice sector for 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Benelux Foodservice research report provides a comprehensive outlook of the market size and an industry growth forecast for 2023 to 2028. Available to download is a free sample file of the Benelux Foodservice report PDF.

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