Roy Morgan research shows that most of the Australians visiting pubs are going for a meal rather than just a drink. Pub owners should be pleased because this is good for business.
According to the research, in the 12 months to June 2015, 43 per cent of Australians over the legal drinking age visited a pub or hotel at least once in any given 3 month period in order to eat a meal.
This was double the amount of people going just to have a drink, that equals 7.9 million people. This phenomenon is part of the reason “gastropubs” have become so popular.