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Almost Half Of UK Plan To Order Takeaway On Christmas Day

Almost Half Of UK Plan To Order Takeaway On Christmas Day

One in four admitted they felt bored of the annual roast dinner on Christmas Day

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

Almost half of the UK plan to order a takeaway on Christmas Day this year, according to new research from Foodhub - which has released a limited edition musical pizza box to tie into the results of its poll.

While many people are already dreaming of that roast turkey with all the trimmings on Friday (you can practically taste those pigs in blankets, can't you?), others aren't expecting to go for such a traditional route.

In a new study from food delivery app Foodhub, 49 percent of the 2,000 Brits polled said they planned to get a takeaway on 25 December - with one in four admitting they felt bored of the annual roast dinner on Christmas Day.

Four in 10 say ordering in this year will save them preparation time, while 35 percent reckon it'll save time on the washing up.

Hosting a festive meal for the family isn't usually cheap, with the average household spending £75 on food and drink for Christmas Day, and 10 percent splashig up to £150.


Foodhub spokesman Wil Chung said: "As more and more people are becoming bored of the traditional Christmas dinner, we're noticing an increase in takeaway orders. Cooking and preparing a dinner for your loved ones can be a stressful affair, especially on the busiest day of the year. So, it comes as no surprise that more people are turning to takeaways to save the time and stress that comes with a traditional turkey and all the trimmings.

"With the average household spending up to £75 on their festive feast, Foodhub are here to bring the cost of eating way down. Unlike our competitors, we don't charge takeaway/restaurants commission fees, which makes it cheaper for them and for you, as they can offer better prices then the likes of Just Eat, Uber Eats and Deliveroo."


The new survey data shows millennials are the most likely group to order a takeaway on Christmas Day (17 percent), compared to those over 45 (7 percent), with pizza being their preferred choice (45 percent).

Overall, when it comes to the UK's favourite festive takeaway food ordered on Christmas Day, Indian cuisine is the top dog (42 percent), followed by Chinese (39 percent) and pizza (28 percent).

Those in the West Midlands are the most bored of the traditional Christmas dinner (16 percent), while nearly half of Glasgow (47 percent) would consider ordering a takeaway on the big day.

Chung continued: "Our survey showed some distinct regional variations on our takeaway ordering habits. For instance, the region of Yorkshire has ordered a takeaway meal multiple times more than the rest of the nation.

"People in Coventry would be prepared to spend the most on a takeaway over Christmas (£54) compared to people in Gloucester who would spend just £20."


Foodhub has created a limited-edition musical pizza box, which plays a Christmas jingle when the lid is opened - with anyone who orders pizza from the app over Christmas in with the chance of receiving a special musical box.

Chung added: "It is no surprise that, after such a difficult 12 months, more people are turning to takeaway food this year either - the average household spends over six hours cooking and preparing the Christmas dinner, according to our data, with 30% spending between four to five hours and a further 20% spending two to three hours preparing the main Christmas Day meal."

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Topics: Food, Christmas, UK News, News