Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry Outlook to 2025 - Hosting of FIFA World cup 2022 is Anticipated to Drive Number of Domestic and International Visitors

Market Overview

Industry Overview

60% young population, 85% ex-pat population (led by Asian countries), and 2.1Mn tourist arrivals in 2019 positions Qatar as a vibrant country among its GCC peers. Hence, Demographics skewed towards the young urban population; prefer the convenience of dining out against cooking at home frequently.

The Restaurant sector in Qatar which was earlier dominated by franchised American concepts is witnessing the development of several home-grown concepts driven by companies such as Food Service Company and more. The sector has flourished due to the presence of a variety of outlets in the country that serve cuisines from all across the world to all customer segments. Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry has decreased at a CAGR of 0.4% on the basis of revenue and a CAGR of 1.9% on the basis of the number of retail outlets over the period 2014-2020. The negative CAGR represents the impact of COVID-19 on the industry in 2020 but the market is expected to revive in the coming 1-2 years owing to FIFA World cup 2022. Major growth drivers of the Industry are largely young and urban population, rising disposable income of people, heavy tourist traffic, Construction of Malls, Purpose Built Entertainment Facilities and ongoing sporting events in the country.

Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry Segmentation

By Type of Outlet: Cafeterias accounted for the largest number of Restaurants with Casual Dining Outlets generated the largest revenue share. Fine Dining Restaurants earns Highest Profit Margin serving Clients with Authentic Cuisine, ambiance & Food Quality.  Casual Dining Outlets are the most preferred place for family outings serving Multi-cuisine Food & Decent Atmosphere. QSRs and Cafeterias are being extremely popular due to the presence of international Brand Franchise & New Home Grown Brands in Qatar.

By Geographical Location: The restaurants in Qatar are majorly concentrated in parts of Al Rayyan, Doha, Al Gharafa, Dafna, West Bay, Pearl Qatar, and more. Most Number of the outlets that are concentrated in Al Gharafa and Dafna/ West bay, Pearl Qatar earns higher revenue than other areas. Some of the Popular Outlets are Diet House, Coffee Time, Pool Grill, and Hwang & More.

By Franchise & Non-Franchise: The majority of Revenues in Qatar held by the Retail restaurant Industry are from Non-Franchised Outlets/ Standalone Outlets in Qatar. Cafes & Cafeterias account for the largest share in Franchised Outlets & Casual Dining in Non- Franchised Outlets basis Count in 2020.

Competition Overview

The Retail Restaurant Industry is quite fragmented and No First-mover Advantage is evident in any type of Outlets in Restaurant Industry in Qatar. In this space, More than 2,000 Restaurants are competing basis multi-cuisines, end-user dedicated services, great ambiance & quality food, and more. The worth of Mouth has played an important role in expanding many outlets in Qatar such as The Cheesecake Factory, Asha’s, Volume Cafe. Moreover, Franchised American Brands such as Fat Burger, Starbucks are extremely popular and many Qatari Groups such as Food Service Company are developing new In-house Restaurant Chains/ Brands.

Future Growth

The Retail Restaurant Industry is expected to flourish in Qatar with rising income levels and per capita expenditure levels of consumers. It is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.9% in terms of revenue during the forecast period 2020-2025F. The government as well as supporting the industry under Qatar National Vision 2030 to encourage local companies to expand into regional and international markets. Moreover, the FWC event in 2022 will allow ample opportunity for incumbents to increase the utilization rate of existing restaurants and develop more Cafes, Casual/Fine Dining, and QSRs near the newly opened stadiums and Malls especially designed for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Key Target Audience:

  • Restaurant Chains, Hotel Chains
  • Food Aggregators
  • Catering Companies, Real Estate Companies
  • Potential Market Entrants

Time Period Captured in the Report:

Historical Period – 2014-2020

Forecast Period – 2020-2025F

Companies Mentioned:

Casual Dining Outlets-

  • Asha’s
  • Biella
  • The Noodle House
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Yasmine Palace
  • Caravan Bukhara
  • Burj Al Hamam
  • Melenzane
  • Layali
  • Neo
  • L’wzaar Sea Food
  • PF Chang’s
  • Vapiano

Fine Dining Outlets-

  • La Mar
  • La Spiga
  • Hakkasan
  • Isaan
  • Nusr-Et
  • Market by Jean Georges

Cafes-

  • CAF
  • Starbucks
  • Volume Cafe
  • Café Vergnano
  • Rosemary Cafe
  • Coffee Beans and Tealeaf
  • Caribou Cafe

QSRs/Burger Chains-

  • Subah W Masa
  • Zaatar W Zeit
  • Elevation Burger
  • Fat Burger
  • McDonalds
  • KFC
  • Sandwich Factory
  • Five Guys

Hotel Chains

  • W Hotel
  • Intercontinental Doha
  • Wyndham Grand Regency Doha
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Ritz-Carlton Doha

Key Topics Covered in the Report

  • Socio-Demographic Outlook of Qatar
  • Snapshot on Food & Beverage Industry
  • Retail Restaurant Services Industry in Qatar (Market Size and Segmentation)
  • Competitive Landscape of Firms (Operational Performance, Financial Performance, Company Profiles)
  • Challenges and risk to the Retail Restaurants
  • Operating Model of Casual Dining Outlet in Qatar
  • Regulations and Certifications applicable to industry

Scope

Scope

1. Socio-Demographic Outlook of Qatar

2. Industry Ecosystem and Timeline (Outlets (Fine Dining, Hotel Chains, Casual Dining, Coffee Shops, QSRs)
  • Industry Overview
  • Overview of Retail Restaurants Industry in Qatar
  • Snapshot of Retail Restaurant Industry
  • Challenges faced by Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry

3. COVID Impact on Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry

  • Market Sizing and Segmentation for Retail Restaurant Industry
  • Qatar Retail Restaurant Market Size, 2014-2020
  • Qatar Retail Restaurant Market Size, 2014-2019 (By Standalone Restaurant & Hotels based Restaurants, Number of Employees)
  • Market Segmentation 2020- Type of Outlets (Casual Dining, Cafe & Cafeterias, QSRs, Fine Dining, Desert Parlours & Beverages)
  • Market Segmentation 2020- Franchise and Non Franchise
  • Market Segmentation 2020- Geographical Locations (Al Gharafa, Dafna and West bay, Al Wakrah & Barwa Village, Al Aziziyah and Al Waab, Abu Hamour, Mesaimeer and Ain Khalid, Muaither, Pearl Qatar, Al Sadd and Al Nasr)

4. Regional Concentration for Retail Restaurants in Qatar
  • Al Gharafa
  • Al Dafna and West Bay
  • Al Wakrah and Barwa Village
  • Muaither
  • Pearl Qatar

5. Competitive Landscape of Major Players
  • Important Competing Parameters in Retail Restaurant Industry in Qatar (Cafeteria/Cafes, Fine Dining, Casual Dining)
  • Cross Comparison of Major Players basis Operational Parameters (No. Of Employees, Chefs, Waiters, Sitting Capacity, Cost for two, Average No. Of orders (Dine-in and Take away), Average Footfall in Weekdays and Weekends, Average Table Time, Average Order Amount, Annual Revenue)
  • Cross Comparison of Major Players basis Business Parameters (Parent Company, Network, Online platforms, Cuisine offered, Best Selling Dishes, Operational Hours, Peak Hours, Peak Season/Months)
  • Cross Comparison of Major Players based on Operational Ratios (Number of Orders handled/waiter, Average Area per Sitting capacity in sqft, Total Occupied hours, Average Occupancy, Number of people served per Order)

6. Company Profiles of Major Retail Restaurants & Hotel Chains in Qatar


7. Future Outlook of Retail Restaurant Industry
  • Qatar Retail Restaurant Industry Future Outlook, 2020-2025
  • Qatar Retail Restaurant Market Size, 2014-2019 (By Standalone Restaurant & Hotels based Restaurants, Number of Employees)
  • Market Segmentation 2020- Type of Outlets (Casual Dining, Cafe & Cafeterias, QSRs, Fine Dining, Desert Parlours & Beverages)
  • Market Segmentation 2020- Franchise and Non Franchise
  • Market Segmentation 2020- Geographical Locations (Al Gharafa, Dafna and West bay, Al Wakrah & Barwa Village, Al Aziziyah and Al Waab, Abu Hamour, Mesaimeer and Ain Khalid, Muaither, Pearl Qatar, Al Sadd and Al Nasr)

8. Operating Model of a Casual Dining Restaurant

9. Recommendation Analysis
  • Retail Restaurant Market in a Nutshell
  • Defining Target Customers
  • Target Consumers
  • Recommended Geographical Locations
  • Marketing Strategies followed Internationally during COVID
  • Market Positioning Strategies during FIFA
  • How to make the Restaurants more Profitable?
  • Potential Risks

10. Research Methodology

11. Appendix

12. Disclaimer

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Key Target Audience:

  • Restaurant Chains, Hotel Chains
  • Food Aggregators
  • Catering Companies, Real Estate Companies
  • Potential Market Entrants

Time Period Captured in the Report:

Historical Period – 2014-2020

Forecast Period – 2020-2025F


Companies

Companies Mentioned:

Casual Dining Outlets-

  • Asha’s
  • Biella
  • The Noodle House
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Yasmine Palace
  • Caravan Bukhara
  • Burj Al Hamam
  • Melenzane
  • Layali
  • Neo
  • L’wzaar Sea Food
  • PF Chang’s
  • Vapiano

Fine Dining Outlets-

  • La Mar
  • La Spiga
  • Hakkasan
  • Isaan
  • Nusr-Et
  • Market by Jean Georges

Cafes-

  • CAF
  • Starbucks
  • Volume Cafe
  • Café Vergnano
  • Rosemary Cafe
  • Coffee Beans and Tea leaf
  • Caribou Cafe

QSRs/Burger Chains-

  • Subah W Masa
  • Zaatar W Zeit
  • Elevation Burger
  • Fat Burger
  • McDonalds
  • KFC
  • Sandwich Factory
  • Five Guys

Hotel Chains

  • W Hotel
  • Intercontinental Doha
  • Wyndham Grand Regency Doha
  • Double Tree by Hilton
  • Ritz-Carlton Doha

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