Expanding Prepared Food & Delivery Options to Boost Restaurant & Foodservice Revenues


Cleveland, OH, March 5, 2020 — US restaurant and foodservice revenues are forecast to grow 4.0% yearly in nominal terms through 2023, according to Restaurants & Foodservice: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Population growth will expand the customer base while rising disposable personal incomes boost usage rates. The growing diversity of restaurant menus, healthier options, and delivery services (e.g., DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Technologies’ Uber Eats) will boost demand by increasing the value proposition of prepared meals. Notably, restaurants and foodservice firms will benefit from a preference for prepared meals among busy millennials. Meanwhile, the continued graying of the population will boost the number of elderly individuals with the income and leisure time to visit restaurants. In addition, door delivery services will open up more restaurant meals to persons with mobility concerns. However, the popularity of healthy home cooked meals, the cost savings of eating at home, and increasing availability of ready-to-cook meal kits will restrain faster gains.

These and other key insights are featured in Restaurants & Foodservice: United States. This report forecasts to 2024 US restaurants and foodservice revenues in nominal US dollars. Total revenues are segmented by provider in terms of:

  • full service restaurants
  • quick service restaurants
  • fast casual restaurants
  • hotels, motels, bars, and taverns
  • snack, bakery, and coffee shops
  • buffets and cafeterias
  • other foodservice providers such as cafeterias, recreational places, and retail stores

To illustrate historical trends, total revenues and the various segments, and the number of firms, establishments, and employment are provided in annual series from 2009 to 2019.

Revenues include taxes and tips. Alcohol revenues are excluded; however, nonalcoholic beverages are in scope. This report includes the results of proprietary and syndicated consumer surveys.

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