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20 Jan 2022

Optimism grows – and on both sides of the Atlantic

Peter Martin
Consumer confidence about returning to bars and restaurants is growing, according to new CGA research – and both in the UK and US. Meanwhile, Britain has seen the first increase in the number of licensed premises in five years

A new Consumer Pulse survey of 2,000 consumers reveals that more than two thirds (70%) now feel confident about visiting pubs, bars and restaurants. It is double the number of 34% who felt confident at the start of 2021, and a sharp increase on the total of 52% from CGA’s research in July. For full story, go to:

Meanwhile, latest US consumer research highlights that consumer confidence continues to grow in the American On Premise, with 47% of users expected to visit restaurants and bars more often in 2022, according to a survey of consumers across Florida, Texas, California, Illinois and New York. See

In another sign of optimism among operators in the UK, the latest Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners has recorded a 1.6% increase in site numbers between September and December 2021—the first quarter-on-quarter growth for more than five years.

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