Matt Greenaway, senior associate in the Rapleys Retail & Leisure Group, comments on food-to-go brands and drive-thru’s in the latest Trade Counter supplement of Property Week magazine.
“As versatile as they are, food-to-go brands do have certain preferences – units of around 1,000 sq ft are usually the best option for food-to-go brands.
Ideally, they prefer units in visible and accessible locations within estates where they can capitalise on visitors to the trade parks and passing customers, but we won’t see freestanding drive-thru restaurants and coffee shops included in many schemes unless they occupy the most prominent main-road fronting locations”.
He believes that in-line units or, more likely, pod units, where landlords can generate attractive rents from small spaces, will become more common.
Read the full Property Week article online here.