If going to the restaurant is a practice rooted in French culture, higher taxes, unemployment, coupled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, are all factors contributing to the decline in restaurant visits. Nevertheless, even if the practice becomes occasional for some, the French population still appreciates time spent with their loved ones in restaurants. In fact, at least 60 percent of French people consider this to be a moment of relaxation, pleasure, and sharing. Traditional or themed restaurants are particularly appreciated by consumers. French cuisine is most sought after, followed by Asian and Italian.
During the week, restaurants tend to be a bit deserted in favor of fast-food restaurants, bakeries, or sandwich shops; everything that constitutes the fast food industry, in short. This industry is finding more and more followers today because it is not only about buying a sandwich or a salad in a wrapped tray. New concepts offer both quality and speed, which attracts customers.