Today, over 35% of food spend is outside the home in the UK, 15 years ago, it was 20% and yet in the United States currently it is over 50%. It is STILL predicted that by 2025, 50% of food consumption in the UK will be Out of Home. Snacking and eating ‘on the go’ is reducing the number of formal meal occasions.Whitbread has announced its interim results for the six months ending 18 August showing a total revenue growth of 13% to £1,293.2m (2013/14: £1,144.7m). Premier Inn delivered total sales growth of 14.7% with like-for-like sales growth of 9.6% and record UK occupancy at 84.0%. Costa delivered total sales growth of 16.9% with like-for-like sales growth of 6.1% in the UK stores, driven by a 5.0% increase in customer transactions. Whitbread's restaurants business grew its total sales by 4.3%, performing ahead of its industry benchmark.