Sometimes when the hunger pangs strike, there's nothing that can be done except for getting some scran. If the situation is urgent, then the idea of Deliveroo delivering within half an hour to anywhere seems like a good one.

If your partner is in labour, however, perhaps a little tact is required. One Leicester LAD was starving in the hospital and decided that he had to chow down, so ordered up a double cheeseburger and chips with buffalo wings as his girlfriend gave birth to their first born.

"I just couldn't wait," Tariq Quareshy, a 23-year old car salesman, told the Sun.


Tariq and his partner, 22-year old Cardine, had planned to have the baby at home and had assembled a team of midwives to assist them when Cardine's waters broke.

Her blood pressure sky-rocketed, however, and the professionals decided that they needed to decamp to the hospital. It was 4 in the afternoon by the time that they managed to get Cardine to the maternity ward.

Once Cardine was safely in the hands of the experts, Tariq's stomach began to rumble. By 10pm, there was only one thing for it. He got out his phone, banged in his order and Deliveroo were on hand to do the business - "in case I was there all night," says Tariq.

Credit:Tariq Quareshy

"I asked the midwife if she wanted anything. She gave me an odd look," we're not altogether surprised if we're being honest.

Tariq, asked his mother-in-law to rub Cardine's back while he fired into his double cheeseburger and chips. He probably didn't want to get grease on her, especially after all she'd been through.

"I was tucking in as the baby arrived at 11.04pm," he continued. "When Cardine came round I asked her if she wanted a buffalo wing. She swore at me." We're on her side.

Credit:Tariq Quareshy

Tariq clearly has his priorities in order: he managed to snap a photo of the delivery driver unpacking his takeaway, right there in the maternity section of the hospital.

"We're sure every mum-to-be would love a delivery in 30 minutes," said a spokesperson for Deliveroo.

Featured Image Credit: Tariq Quareshy

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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