Ireland – The Future of Foodservice to 2025

"Ireland – The Future of Foodservice to 2025” published by GlobalData provides extensive insight and analysis of the Irish Foodservice market over the next five years (2020-2025) and acts as a vital point of reference for operators or suppliers.

The Irish foodservice profit sector registered a sizable contraction in CAGR of 3.4% from 2015-2020 on account of shutdown and closure of economic activities. The country implemented a national lockdown in March 2020 to reduce virus spread which adversely impacted the nation’s economy. The COVID-19 related safety measures forced the shutdown of foodservice outlets such as restaurants, cafes which negatively impacted the sector sales revenue during the review period, especially in 2020. However, with relaxation on restrictions in May along with the re-opening of tourism activities during the second half of 2020 led to a spike in new cases across the nation which triggered the second wave in 2020. This adversely affected the transactions from dine-in restaurants. However, take-away and drive-thru helped in mitigating the losses incurred during the review period.

The report includes –

– Overview of Ireland's macro-economic landscape: Detailed analysis of current macro-economic factors and their impact on the Irish foodservice market including GDP per capita, consumer price index, population growth and annual household income distribution.

– Growth dynamics: In-depth data and forecasts of key channels (QSR, FSR, Coffee & Tea Shops, Pubs, Clubs and Bars) within the Irish foodservice market, including the value of the market, number of transactions, number of outlets and average transaction price.

– Customer segmentation: identify the most important demographic groups, buying habits and motivations that drive out-of-home meal occasions among segments of the Irish population.

– Key players: Overview of market leaders within the four major channels including business descriptions and number of outlets.


– The QSR is the largest channel in the Irish foodservice profit sector by revenue, representing 32.9% of total sector revenue in 2020. The QSR channel is among those channels wherein the average transaction value is on the higher end of the price spectrum.

– The QSR channel operated as the second largest channel in terms of the number of outlets in 2020. However, channel registered a decline in outlet numbers, owing to the disruptions created due to COVID-19. Meanwhile, coffee & tea shop channel saw the number of outlets grow during the review period.

– The Irish consumers especially millennials which constitute a large base of the population, aimed at spending on convenient food options which supported the channel sales during the review period, despite the pandemic. Moreover, the already established presence of off premise dining pre-lockdown supported the channel in maintaining the top position of the food-service industry.

Reasons to buy

– Specific forecasts of the foodservice market over the next five years (2020-2025) will give readers the ability to make informed business decisions through identifying emerging/declining markets.

– Consumer segmentation detailing the desires of known consumers among all major foodservice channels (QSR, FSR, Coffee & Tea shops, Pubs, Clubs and Bars) will allow readers understand the wants and needs of their target demographics.

Companies mentioned

AIL Group

Doctor's Associates Inc.

The Good Food Company

McDonald's Corporation



Eddie Rocket’s

Hony Capital

Yum! Brands Inc.

The Coca-Cola Company

BHJ Holdings

Starbucks Corporation

Butlers Chocolate Cafe’s

J D Wetherspoon plc

The Porterhouse Group

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Macroeconomic Context

Profit Sector Metrics

Profit Sector by Channel

Quick Service Restaurants (QSR)

Full Service Restaurants (FSR)

Coffee & Tea Shop

Pub, club & bar

Cost Sector Metrics



Military and Civil Defense

Welfare and Services



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