United Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant Market Size

Statistics for the 2023 & 2024 United Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant market size, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. United Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant size report includes a market forecast to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry size analysis as a free report PDF download.


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https://s3.mordorintelligence.com/cagr/1629296433433_test~cagr_cagr.svg Market Size (2029) USD 44.01 Billion
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United Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant Market Analysis

The United Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant Market size is estimated at 34.07 billion USD in 2024, and is expected to reach 44.01 billion USD by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.25% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

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34.07 Billion

Market Size in 2024 (USD)

44.01 Billion

Market Size in 2029 (USD)

7.27 %

CAGR (2017-2023)

5.25 %

CAGR (2024-2029)

Largest Segment by Outlet Type

58.03 %

value share, Chained Outlets, 2023

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The major driver for this segment is the continued expansion of outlets and menus for both international and domestic fast-food brands to gain geographical prominence.

Largest Segment by Cuisine Type

30.86 %

value share, Burger, 2023

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Inclusion and innovation are the two drivers that have kept burgers a primary fast-food choice in the country, with an increasing number of operators including them in their menus.

Fastest-growing segment by Outlet Type

5.57 %

Projected CAGR, Independent Outlets, 2024-2029

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Increasing consumption of convenience food and various government initiatives to enter the market are assisting the segment in achieving a high growth rate.

Fastest-growing segment by Cuisine Type

6.35 %

Projected CAGR, Ice Cream, 2024-2029

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Increasing experiments with ice cream flavors for both consumers and brands, along with a high rate of seasonal consumption, are driving the market's growth.

Leading Market Player

2.89 %

market share, Co-operative Group Limited, 2022

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Co-operative Group Limited is making significant partnerships to enhance its operations, making it a leading player in the market.

Consumers inclination towards fast food consumption led to an increasing number of fast food outlets in the country

  • The overall sales for quick service restaurants increased by 35.1% in 2022 compared to 2017. The total number of QSR reached around 39,300 restaurants in 2022, which increased by more than 3000 restaurants since 2019. The number of orders per outlet in a day reached 151 in 2022, with an increase of around 10 orders per day from 2019. The United Kingdom was a big fast-food consumer, with around 22 million fast-food and takeaway meals weekly eaten by adults in 2022.
  • By cuisine type, ice cream is projected to be the fastest-growing segment, with a CAGR of 6.30% during the forecast period. Owing to the increased consumption of ice cream in the country, it reached an average of 107 grams of ice cream products per person per week in 2021. Some popular ice cream outlets are Ginger's Comfort Emporium, Gelupo, Callestick Farm, Baskin Robbins, and Dunkin' Donuts.
  • Burger accounted for the major share, with a hike of 39.91% in sales in 2021 compared to 2020. Owing to the increased consumption of burgers in the country, the average person in the United Kingdom consumed over one kilogram per year, or about 25 grams of burgers per week, in 2021, which increased from 19 grams per week in 2019.
  • Meat-based cuisines, including Chicken Wings, Chicken Nuggets, and Chicken Lollipop, are also popular in the country, which observed an incline of 18.9% in sales value in 2022 compared to 2019, owing to the high meat consumption in the country. For instance, in the United Kingdom, poultry meat consumption per capita reached 32.7 kg in 2020. Moreover, the special recipe and tastes of popular fast-food chains like McDonald's, KFC, and Subway are preferred by consumers, affecting sales positively.
United Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant Market

United Kingdom Quick Service Restaurant Market SIZE & SHARE ANALYSIS - GROWTH TRENDS & FORECASTS UP TO 2029