Pizza is the most popular takeout of the decade! Just Eat reveals the UK’s ordering habits, with Chinese more popular in the south and vegan orders up 2900% in five years
- According to the app, pizza accounted for 19% of all take-out orders at Just Eat in 2020
- The British desire for Italian dishes has increased by more than 2300% over the past decade
- Chinese was the most popular dish in London and the South in 2020, while Indian was the top spot in Scotland and vegan food saw a 2900% increase over 5 years
In a year when many restaurants close their doors and thousands of people experience cooking fatigue, many have reached for their cell phones for regular snacks. Just Eat’s orders rose 23 percent in 2020.
And while Brits often find solace in a curry or kebab, pizza has become the top-ordered dish in the UK, according to new research by grocery stores.
Looking at data from across the country over the past decade, which accounted for more than a million orders, Just Eat found that pizza has been the most frequently ordered dish every year since 2017 accounted for a whopping 19 percent of all Just Eat orders.
And while Brits often find solace in a curry or kebab, pizza has become the top-ordered dish in the UK, according to new research by grocery stores. Image from a picture agency
The Chinese takeaway, which led the polls from 2011 to 2016, was missing at the top.
Chinese restaurant dishes were also the most popular in southern England last year. The dish ranked first in London, the South East and the South West, while Indian food was the most ordered cuisine in Scotland and the third most ordered in the whole country.
In the meantime, orders for vegan foods have increased by a whopping 119 percent compared to the previous year, with popularity increasing by more than 2900 percent since 2015.
Last year, Deliveroo announced its most popular dishes across the UK, with a Five Guys cheese burger being the top pick among Londoners.
The fast food chain’s burger, which just missed the global top spot, is the second most popular dish ordered in the takeaway app around the world.
Meanwhile, KFC’s hot wings have become the most frequently ordered dish in Brighton, while Edinburgh residents are most fond of chow mein.
Pizza was also the top choice in Sheffield, while burritos topped the list in Aberdeen and Bristol.
UK MOST POPULAR TAKEAWAYS IN 2020 BY REGION
UK wide pizza
Scotland – Indians
Wales – pizza
Northern Ireland – Pizza
England far – pizza
Northwest – pizza
Northeast – pizza
East Midlands – Pizza
South West England – Chinese
Greater London – Chinese
South East England – Chinese
East England – Pizza
Yorkshire & The Humber – Pizza
West Midlands – Pizza
MOST POPULAR TAKEAWAY, UK WIDE, BY YEAR
It comes after Just Eat fans were baffled when they discovered the Australian company came from ‘MenuLog’ – but their famous catchy jingle and starred ad stay the same.
The memorable UK Just Eat ad features Snoop Dogg rapping on food stalls like fried rice and chicken wings before spelling out a letter at each end.
But after the Australian ad was shared on Twitter, British foodies were surprised after seeing the critically acclaimed artist rap over a song with almost identical lyrics with one major difference.
Know the difference! The British were shocked to discover that the Australian version of Just Eat was called MenuLog – but their famous catchy jingle and starred ad stay the same. On the left the British logo, on the right the Australian one
While Snoop Dogg spelled “Just Eat” in British television commercials, in the Australian version the rapper writes MenuLog letter by letter instead, leading the British to argue that the Australian version of the brand should change its name to “Eat” also.
Crowds of shocked people took to Twitter to insist that “no one” would ever say “MenuLog” as they insisted that the UK Just Eat jingle was way catchier.
Other dedicated delivery service fans were surprised to learn that the exact same ad was used for both Just Eat and MenuLog, with Snoop Dogg even starring in both.