Fast food operators have faced challenging operating conditions over recent years, exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak and the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

Pandemic lockdowns split the sector fortunes between those that were already equipped, or
could adapt quickly, to the booming food delivery platforms, drive thrus and “click & collect” formats. Brands such as Domino’s benefitted hugely but, overall, the severe trading limitations of the pandemic lockdowns were the main contributor to a 0.3%pa overall decline in fast food operators’ revenue over the five years through 2021-22, to £10.1billion.

Our report below provides an in-depth analysis of the sector, covering:

  • Market overview
  • Recent trends
  • Current challenges
  • Sector M&A activity
  • Sector and M&A outlook

If you would like advice about disposals, acquisitions, or fundraising opportunities in the sectors, please get in touch with our knowledgeable corporate finance team for a conversation about your options.


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