Res­tau­rant trade is boom­ing in Sefton

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NEW fig­ures sug­gest that the food in­dus­try in Sefton is thriv­ing, as the num­ber of restau­rants and cafes in the bor­ough con­tin­ues to rise.

Fig­ures from the Of­fice for Na­tional Sta­tis­tics show that there are now around 245 places to eat out in the area – an in­crease from 195 in 2012.

With new places open­ing in South­port and sur­round­ing ar­eas, such as Khepri, Al­lot­ment, Bistrot Pierre and Chur­rasco, to name a few, this is hardly sur­pris­ing.

But Sefton’s steady in­crease in the food in­dus­try is not un­com­mon, as na­tional fig­ures show a sim­i­lar trend.

Fig­ures show that there are now 60,925 cafes and restau­rants, open in the UK – up from 58,520 in 2016, and 45,555 in 2012.

The fig­ures rep­re­sent the to­tal num­ber of restau­rants and cafes that were open in 2017, so do not re­veal ex­actly how many res­tau­rant open­ings and clo­sures there have been over that time.

How­ever, while there have been clo­sures in Mersey­side over the past year, the fact that there were around 55 more open­ings than clos­ings in the re­gion show the in­dus­try con­tin­ues to thrive.

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