Fast Food Outlets

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered at on 18 October 2022.

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How many fast food outlets currently operate across the TfL network or on TfL's wider estate?

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There is no industry standard classification for ‘Fast Food’ outlets, and therefore Transport for London (TfL) is not able to classify in this way.

Of the data available, 292 premises across TfL’s estate are categorised as ‘Food and Beverage’ which encompasses a wide range of businesses, from Pret-a-Manger to The Sea The Sea in Haggerston Arches.

Due to historic leases and leases registered to personal or non-trading names, TfL does not have category data for all the businesses on its estate. It is currently reviewing its records and looking at ways to improve its data to help create thriving, sustainable places that are inclusive to further meet the needs of all Londoners. Given that 93 per cent of all businesses on its estate are SMEs, TfL is already providing a varied and diverse offer to Londoners.