Restaurants and food services in Europe - Statistics & Facts
Eating out is one of the most popular leisure activities among Europeans, resulting in a booming restaurant and food service industry. Food services, also known as catering services, refer to all services for out-of-home consumption of food and drink, including restaurants, cafés, bars, takeaway, food delivery, contract catering, cafeterias and other food vendors. The consumer foodservice market in Western Europe was valued at 427 billion euros in 2016 and the Eastern European market at 45.6 billion euros.
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Restaurants and food services in Europe - Important statistics