By Graham Lanktree2019-02-08T00:00:00
Restaurants specialising in niche cuisines have expanded rapidly in the UK over the past 12 months while traditional fast-food chains have shrunk their estates, according to exclusive data from the Local Data Company (LDC).
Restaurants specialising in vegan, Jamaican, and Asian dishes were the fastest-growing categories by percentage of new units opened.
The number of vegan outlets leapt a whopping 52% in the year to January 2019. The number of Iranian, vegetarian, Lebanese and Korean restaurants also increased significantly.
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