Food Delivery Industry Set to Grow by "104.45 Billion From 2019-2023"

5 key statistics revealing why your restaurant should offer delivery ASAP


Why is Delivery Becoming a Necessity for Restaurants?

The global restaurant industry has taken a battering in recent months because of the Coronavirus outbreak. "Due to measures of social distancing and general caution in public places, consumers have been dining out less and less." Statistics even show that the "year-over-year decline of seated diners in restaurants worldwide was nearly a staggering 100 percent on May 10, 2020.


Put simply, the lack of customers visiting restaurants means that traditional brick and mortar shops with no online avenue to sell to customers have been hit the hardest. People still have a desire to eat good quality restaurant food, but now it just becomes far more imperative for them to receive their food in a way that's safe, quick and convenient. That's where delivery comes in. If your restaurant business is still looking into offering delivery, check with your POS system provider. Modern POS systems often offer delivery-based feature-sets built right into the POS software.  


"Market Growth Rate CAGR of over 15%"

It is predicted that delivery will see incredible growth during the Coronavirus period and beyond, as well. Now that so many more businesses and customers are getting accustomed to viewing delivery as a necessary dining option, more and more people will opt for this convenience in the future. This spike in demand will cause market expansion for food delivery and could hit a compound annual growth rate of over 15% according to statistical estimates. 


"Incremental growth of 104.45 billion from 2019-2023"

Those businesses that do offer food delivery could stand to profit greatly from this second revenue stream. Estimates claim that the global food delivery industry could see growth of USD 104.45 billion by 2023. There has never been a better time to offer delivery and potentially benefit from it many years into the future. 


"Year-over-year Growth Estimated at 12.09%"

With a 12 percent growth rate predicted on a year-over-year basis, the investment of incorporating food delivery into your restaurant's business model is likely to pay for itself, quickly. Rapid growth is indicative of an industry that has great demand. Not tapping into such a high rate of potential growth and demand could leave the door wide open for your competitors who will be able to offer what customers need. Running a physical business and an online storefront that offers delivery is a safe way to diversify operations and reach more people.  


"57% of Growth from APAC"

While delivery has been growing steadily in the west, in many parts of the Asia Pacific region, delivery is still relatively niche. However, this is set to change as customers have been forced to accept food delivery as a new dining alternative due to many restaurants being shut down or not operating as regular. Social distancing rules also mean that restaurants that are open have to operate at lower capacity. With it being difficult to visit restaurants physically, many people in the APAC region are now growing accustomed to using delivery for their food needs, which is set to account for 57 percent of global delivery growth in the coming few years.  


"Growing Consumer Demand for Convenient Food Ordering"

It has been observed that there is a clear uptick in demand for convenient food ordering. Restaurants that offer delivery can become part of an online marketplace where customers can easily find them by location, type of food sold or price range. Many restaurants are also creating their own online storefronts where customers can place orders from the comfort of their own homes, right on their smart devices. This level of convenience is made even more enticing when customers are able to pay for their meals directly from home and have orders sent right to their doorstep. With delivery getting more convenient for both customers and restaurants, it's little wonder the industry is set to grow so quickly in the coming years.