Executive Summary

Apr 2019
Changing demand shapes the consumer foodservice landscape

The consumer foodservice landscape in Canada continues to evolve, driven by the shift in consumer demand towards healthy, sustainable food choices and unique dining experiences. Despite the multiple challenges faced by the industry, consumer foodservice in Canada grew steadily over the course of 2018.

Savouring diverse delicacies

Ethnic diversity and multiculturalism have a profound influence on consumer foodservice in Canada, contributing to a diverse food environment. The number of ethnic restaurants continues to increase, driven by the growing number of immigrants, which is expected to rise from the current 22% of Canada’s total population to over 25% in 2036, according to Statistics Canada.

Consolidation continues in chained restaurants

The consumer foodservice industry in Canada has experienced several waves of consolidation – a trend which continued into 2018. The Canadian consumer foodservice landscape is highly competitive, and most restaurants run on thin profit margins.

Independent consumer foodservice maintains a solid performance

Independent consumer foodservice operators in Canada have been able to maintain steady growth with their unique positionings, even though chained consumer foodservice accounts for a larger share of value sales. Whilst not being able to achieve the same economies of scale as their chained counterparts, independent operators have the freedom to adapt to local tastes and to be more creative with their food preparation, which is highly valued by consumers who are looking for authentic and unique dining experiences.

Promising prospects amidst challenges

Consumer foodservice is expected to see moderate but steady growth over the forecast period, supported by consumers’ desire for experiences, technology-driven convenient meal options and plant-based meals. The per capita spending on dining out in Canada is still lower than in the US, indicating that there is more room for growth.

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Our market research reports answer questions such as:

  • What is the market size of Consumer Foodservice by Location in Canada?
  • Which foodservice outlet location is the largest (retail, travel, leisure, lodging, stand alone) in Canada?
  • What are the major developments in contract or managed foodservice in Canada??
  • What is the most popular location type for fast food, full-service restaurants and café/bars in Canada?
  • How are domestic outlets faring against multinationals in non free-standing locations?
  • How does the average transaction price vary in standalone locations vs. those in semi-captive locations such as retail, lodging, leisure or travel?

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Consumer Foodservice in Canada

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Changing demand shapes the consumer foodservice landscape
Savouring diverse delicacies
Consolidation continues in chained restaurants
Independent consumer foodservice maintains a solid performance
Promising prospects amidst challenges

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Units, Transactions and Value Sales in Consumer Foodservice 2013-2018
Table 2 Units, Transactions and Value Sales in Consumer Foodservice: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Consumer Foodservice by Independent vs Chained by Type: Units/Outlets 2018
Table 4 Consumer Foodservice by Independent vs Chained: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 5 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Eat-In vs Delivery and To-Go: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 6 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Food vs Drink Split: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 7 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Food vs Drink Split by Type: % Foodservice Value 2018
Table 8 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Online/Offline Ordering: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 9 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: % Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 10 GBO Company Shares in Chained Consumer Foodservice: % Foodservice Value 2014-2018
Table 11 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Consumer Foodservice: % Foodservice Value 2015-2018
Table 12 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Consumer Foodservice: Units/Outlets 2018
Table 13 Forecast Units, Transactions and Value Sales in Consumer Foodservice 2018-2023
Table 14 Forecast Units, Transactions and Value Sales in Consumer Foodservice: % Growth 2018-2023

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources

Cafés/Bars in Canada

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Payment innovations are expected to be seen
Menus are becoming more diverse and expansive
Opportunities for premiumisation in cafés/bars

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Starbucks Canada continues its expansion
Growing competition from limited-service restaurants
Increasing pressure on bars/pubs

CATEGORY DATA

Table 15 Cafés/Bars by Category: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 17 Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 18 Cafés/Bars by Category: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 GBO Company Shares in Chained Cafés/Bars: % Foodservice Value 2014-2018
Table 22 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Cafés/Bars: % Foodservice Value 2015-2018
Table 23 Forecast Cafés/Bars by Category: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 24 Forecast Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 25 Forecast Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 26 Forecast Cafés/Bars by Category: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 27 Forecast Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 28 Forecast Sales in Cafés/Bars by Category: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023

Consumer Foodservice By Location in Canada

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

The growth potential of consumer foodservice through retail
The experience economy drives growth in lodging and travel locations
Food delivery poses a potential threat to lodging

CATEGORY DATA

Table 29 Consumer Foodservice by Location: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 30 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 32 Consumer Foodservice by Location: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 33 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 34 Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 35 Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 36 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 37 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 38 Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 39 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 40 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 41 Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 42 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 43 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 44 Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 45 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 46 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 47 Consumer Foodservice through Retail: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 48 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Retail: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 49 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Retail: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 50 Consumer Foodservice through Retail: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 51 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Retail: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 52 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Retail: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 53 Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 54 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 55 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 56 Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 57 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 58 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 59 Consumer Foodservice through Travel: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 60 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Travel: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 61 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Travel: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 62 Consumer Foodservice through Travel: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 63 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Travel: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 64 Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Travel: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 65 Forecast Consumer Foodservice by Location: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 67 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 68 Forecast Consumer Foodservice by Location: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 69 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice by Location: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 74 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 75 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Standalone: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 80 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 81 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 82 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Leisure: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 83 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Retail: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 84 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Retail: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 85 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Retail: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 86 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Retail: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 87 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Retail: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 88 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Retail: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 89 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 90 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 91 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 92 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 93 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 94 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Lodging: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 95 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Travel: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 96 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Travel: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 97 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Travel: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 98 Forecast Consumer Foodservice through Travel: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 99 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Travel: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 100 Forecast Sales in Consumer Foodservice through Travel: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023

Full-Service Restaurants in Canada

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Restaurant weeks are used to attract more customers
Plant-based dishes show promising prospects
The dining experience matters

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Cara Operations merges with Keg Restaurants
Lagging behind in the digital age
Asian chained restaurants expand into Canada

CATEGORY DATA

Table 101 Full-Service Restaurants by Category: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 102 Sales in Full-Service Restaurants by Category: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 103 Sales in Full-Service Restaurants by Category: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 104 Full-Service Restaurants by Category: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 105 Sales in Full-Service Restaurants by Category: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 106 Sales in Full-Service Restaurants by Category: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 107 GBO Company Shares in Chained Full-Service Restaurants: % Foodservice Value 2014-2018
Table 108 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Full-Service Restaurants: % Foodservice Value 2015-2018
Table 109 Forecast Full-Service Restaurants by Category: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 110 Forecast Sales in Full-Service Restaurants by Category: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 111 Forecast Sales in Full-Service Restaurants by Category: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 112 Forecast Full-Service Res taurants by Category: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 113 Forecast Sales in Full-Service Restaurants by Category: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 114 Forecast Sales in Full-Service Restaurants by Category: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023

Self-Service Cafeterias in Canada

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

A hybrid model becomes the norm
Salad bars grow in popularity
Potential opportunities with vending

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Grocerants eat into the share of self-service cafeterias
Ikea continues to strengthen its position
Fragmented channel with no dominant player

CATEGORY DATA

Table 115 Self-Service Cafeterias: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 116 Sales in Self-Service Cafeterias: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 117 Sales in Self-Service Cafeterias: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 118 Sales in Self-Service Cafeterias: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 119 Sales in Self-Service Cafeterias: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 120 Sales in Self-Service Cafeterias: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 121 GBO Company Shares in Chained Self-Service Cafeterias: % Foodservice Value 2014-2018
Table 122 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Self-Service Cafeterias: % Foodservice Value 2015-2018
Table 123 Forecast Self-Service Cafeterias: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 124 Forecast Sales in Self-Service Cafeterias: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 125 Forecast Sales in Self-Service Cafeterias: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 126 Forecast Self-Service Cafeterias: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 127 Forecast Sales in Self-Service Cafeterias: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 128 Forecast Sales in Self-Service Cafeterias: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023

Street Stalls/Kiosks in Canada

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Competition Bureau encourages municipalities to relax the rules on food trucks
Food trucks add vibrancy and vitality
Asian snack kiosks emerge

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Leveraging food trucks as a marketing tool
Flexibility and convenience remain competitive advantages
Enhancing value with quality and ethics

CATEGORY DATA

Table 129 Street Stalls/Kiosks: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 130 Sales in Street Stalls/Kiosks: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 131 Sales in Street Stalls/Kiosks: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 132 Street Stalls/Kiosks: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 133 Sales in Street Stalls/Kiosks: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 134 Sales in Street Stalls/Kiosks: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 135 GBO Company Shares in Chained Street Stalls/Kiosks: % Foodservice Value 2014-2018
Table 136 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Street Stalls/Kiosks: % Foodservice Value 2015-2018
Table 137 Forecast Street Stalls/Kiosks: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 138 Forecast Sales in Street Stalls/Kiosks: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 139 Forecast Sales in Street Stalls/Kiosks: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 140 Forecast Street Stalls/Kiosks: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 141 Forecast Sales in Street Stalls/Kiosks: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 142 Forecast Sales in Street Stalls/Kiosks: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023

Limited-Service Restaurants in Canada

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Multiple challenges ahead for limited-service restaurants
Menu innovations to capture more customers
Breakfast becomes a hot spot

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Jollibee plans massive expansion
McDonald's Restaurants of Canada continues its growth story
Competing for consumers’ habits

CATEGORY DATA

Table 143 Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: Units/Outlets 2013-2018
Table 144 Sales in Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: Number of Transactions 2013-2018
Table 145 Sales in Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: Foodservice Value 2013-2018
Table 146 Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: % Units/Outlets Growth 2013-2018
Table 147 Sales in Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: % Transaction Growth 2013-2018
Table 148 Sales in Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: % Foodservice Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 149 GBO Company Shares in Chained Limited-Service Restaurants: % Foodservice Value 2014-2018
Table 150 GBN Brand Shares in Chained Limited-Service Restaurants: % Foodservice Value 2015-2018
Table 151 Forecast Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: Units/Outlets 2018-2023
Table 152 Forecast Sales in Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: Number of Transactions 2018-2023
Table 153 Forecast Sales in Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: Foodservice Value 2018-2023
Table 154 Forecast Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: % Units/Outlets Growth 2018-2023
Table 155 Forecast Sales in Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: % Transaction Growth 2018-2023
Table 156 Forecast Sales in Limited-Service Restaurants by Category: % Foodservice Value Growth 2018-2023