It seems that the Great British Summer is no match for restaurant and pub owners. Turnover figures were on the up this year with a growth of 13.3% for restaurants and 12.8% for pubs.
The statistics are great news of course especially with the winter months fast approaching… restaurants and pubs should fear not as customers have proved that a bit of rain is not going to stop them from dining out…
Despite the weather, however, restaurants continued to perform strongly, with growth of 13.3%. Pubs did well, too, with spending up 12.8%.
Nevertheless, over the summer, the amount spent per transaction in restaurants was down 5.4%. Similarly, while transaction volumes in pubs were 19.3% higher this summer, the amount spent per transaction was down 5.4%. This implies that, with no fall in prices, more visits are being made, but for smaller rounds.