Table 1

Characteristics of menu items included from 2018 to 2020

Menu items available in 2018; n (%); (N=7770)Menu items available in 2019; n (%); (N=9213)Menu items available in 2020; n (%); (N=6928)All menu items; n (%); (N=23 911)Core menu items; n (%); (N=1855)
Type of restaurant
 Cafe2578 (33.18)3169 (34.40)1770 (25.55)7517 (31.44)339 (18.27)
 Western-style fast-food2334 (30.04)2370 (25.72)2219 (32.03)6923 (28.95)931 (50.18)
 Asian-style fast-food202 (2.6)309 (3.35)180 (2.60)691 (2.89)58 (3.12)
 Family/sit-down2656 (34.18)3365 (36.52)2759 (39.82)8780 (36.72)527 (28.4)
Shareable
 Non-shareable7585 (97.62)9085 (98.61)6801 (98.17)23 471 (98.16)1833 (98.81)
 Shareable185 (2.38)128 (1.39)127 (1.83)440 (1.84)22 (1.19)
Kids
 Non children’s menu Item7380 (94.98)8765 (95.14)6634 (95.76)22 779 (95.27)1820 (98.11)
 Children’s menu item390 (5.02)448 (4.86)294 (4.24)1132 (4.73)35 (1.89)
Food category
 Appetisers and sides723 (9.31)888 (9.64)705 (10.18)2316 (9.69)182 (9.81)
 Baked goods283 (3.64)539 (5.85)356 (5.14)1178 (4.93)105 (5.66)
 Beverages2112 (27.18)2600 (28.22)1778 (25.66)6490 (27.14)265 (14.29)
 Burgers300 (3.86)334 (3.63)216 (3.12)850 (3.55)67 (3.61)
 Desserts541 (6.96)540 (5.86)455 (6.57)1536 (6.42)93 (5.01)
 Mains864 (11.12)1195 (12.97)833 (12.02)2892 (12.09)182 (9.81)
 Fried potatoes109 (1.40)138 (1.50)136 (1.96)383 (1.60)28 (1.51)
 Pizza1493 (19.21)1446 (15.70)1323 (19.10)4262 (17.82)709 (38.22)
 Salads206 (2.65)270 (2.93)157 (2.27)633 (2.65)35 (1.89)
 Sandwiches540 (6.95)637 (6.91)362 (5.23)1539 (6.44)64 (3.45)
 Soups76 (0.98)97 (1.05)76 (1.10)249 (1.04)15 (0.81)
 Toppings and ingredients523 (6.73)529 (5.74)531 (7.66)1583 (6.62)110 (5.93)