Casual Dining

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The Beverage Standards Association brings you Peter’s Monday 14th February 2022 Weekly Briefing every Tuesday morning.

Monday, 14th February 2022 Weekly Report
Casual Dining

That’s a phrase you don’t hear much of nowadays. In the ancient, pre-covid days it was of course heard everywhere. And, again in those days, the weaknesses of casual dining were becoming apparent – its overcapacity, its formulaic approach, the ubiquity of the leading brands, its high (and growing) base of fixed costs resulting from the high rents it was paying

The Brands

But it had one strong thing going for it. The brands involved had created a marketing eco-system. Their messages reinforced each other’s; being so available they were unmissable and, without a second’s thought, that’s where people decided to eat out. Collectively, casual dining reinforced its individual messages, and by giving multiple reasons for going out for a meal, individual restaurants flourished alongside the sector as a whole

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