As you can see from our lovely infographic, the stats clearly indicate positive spending in Restaurants in the UK (from 2014).
UK Restaurant Card Spending Statistics In 2014
Over 222 million credit card transactions and a dizzying 906 million debit card transactions were placed through merchant PDQ machines the length and breadth of the UK. The average spend from these figures totals £20 per transaction, that’s £350 per person from 64.1 million of us for the year!
The restaurant market value is expected to reach £52 Billion in 3 years.
Restaurants saw the best performance of the year with a growth spurt of 17.4% overall.
Transaction volumes grew 23.5%, and transaction values suggesting diners are treating themselves more often but spending less to do so. Takeaways benefitted from households ordering in, with online restaurant spend rocketing 52%.
The great news is that 2015 looks to be already improving these stats. To celebrate, why not take the family out tonight and increase our national transaction value from £20 to £30?