Order up: Industry growth will be slower but steady as the economy continues to improve

The Full-Service Restaurants industry in Canada exhibited slow yet consistent growth during the past decade, a trend that is expected to persist over the five years to 2017. Industry growth has been subdued as consumers seek more for their money when spending at restaurants. Along with slow revenue growth, operators have been put under pressure by rising food prices, which has negatively impacted profit margins. The industry is highly fragmented due to the large number of small, independent single-location restaurants in operation. Industry growth is expected to remain steady, though somewhat hampered, over the next five years as the Canadian economy experiences less consistent growth and consumer confidence remains subdued as a result of high household debt...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have been pressured by rising food prices, which have hurt profit margins
  • Rising food prices and labour costs have negatively influenced operator profit margins
  • Unequal economic growth has assisted the industry over the past few decades
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Full-Service Restaurants industry in Canada is segmented based on the main type of food served. Furthermore, because of the diverse and fragmented nature of the industry, many restaurants do not fit neatly into one category. For example, many Asian restaurants and steakhouses have a large component of seafood on their menus. Moreover, fusion cuisine, which combines elements of different culinary traditions, has become increasingly popular in recent years. Nevertheless, IBISWorld has segmented restaurants based on their core offering.Licenced restaurants typically earn between 20.0% and 30.0% of cheque value through sales of alcoholic beverages. Desserts also usually account for between 10.0% and 20.0% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Corporate profit in the Full-Service Restaurants industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Full-Service Restaurants Industry?

    This industry includes restaurants that provide food services to patrons who order and are served while seated (i.e. waiter or waitress service) and pay after eating. These establishments may provide this type of food service to patrons in combination with selling alcoholic and other beverages.

    Industry Products
  • Asian restaurants
  • Mexican restaurants
  • Canadian restaurants
  • European restaurants
  • Seafood restaurants
  • Steakhouses
  • Pizza restaurants
  • Industry Activities
  • Serving food and beverages to customers
  • Owning and operating full-service restaurants
  • Managing chain or franchised restaurants
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Corporate profit
  • Number of households earning $100K or more
  • Per capita alcohol consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer trends
  • Profit margins under pressure
  • Consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand drivers
  • Profit
  • Establishment growth slows
  • Table: Full-Service Restaurants Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Full-Service Restaurants Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Beef & Pork Wholesaling in Canada
  • Beer, Wine & Spirits Wholesaling in Canada
  • Dairy Wholesaling in Canada
  • Fish & Seafood Wholesaling in Canada
  • Frozen Food Wholesaling in Canada
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling in Canada
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesaling in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Asian restaurants
  • Other
  • European restaurants
  • Canadian restaurants
  • Pizza restaurants
  • Seafood restaurants
  • Steakhouses
  • Mexican restaurants
  • Chart: Full-Service Restaurants Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Income and expenditure
  • Demographics
  • Health consciousness
  • Convenience

  • Major Markets
  • Highest income quintile
  • Second-highest income quintile
  • Middle income quintile
  • Second-lowest income quintile
  • Lowest income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Full-Service Restaurants

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Cara Operations,
  • Table: Cara Operations - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Full-Service Restaurants Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer spending (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Point-Of-Sale (Pos)
  • The location where a transaction occurs at a retail establishment or store.
  • Quick-Service Restaurant (Qsr)
  • A restaurant characterized both by its fast food cuisine and by minimal table service
  • Same-Store Sales
  • A retail measure used to assess the true performance of retail outlets by taking out the effect of new store openings and only looking at sales growth of existing stores.
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