Data from Lumina 's Intelligence’s Operator Data Index shows that 64% of branded operators across England are currently still open, compared to just 19% that remained open when the UK entered lockdown for the first time back in March - an increase of 45%.
Dessert parlours and fast food operators have the highest proportion of brands continuing to offer takeaway/collection and/or delivery services; while pubs, bars and restaurants have the lowest.
Earlier this month it was reported that national chains including Greggs, KFC, Pret A Manger, Taco Bell, McDonald's and Costa Coffee had all pledged to keep their entire estates open through the second lockdown, which is currently set to last until 2 December.
“Innovation and creativity is at the heart of the hospitality industry and these figures prove that," says Katherine Prowse, insight manager at Lumina Intelligence.
"Operators have worked tirelessly, using experience and insight to streamline their operations in order to maintain service during lockdown periods.
"Compared with March there has been a significant increase in the proportion of branded operators remaining operational.”