Takeaways are a popular form of dining, best known for their easiness and comfort. UK households spend around £5 per person on takeout food each week. That’s £20 a week for the average house of four.
As a result of our blossoming love of takeout, the market has had a 73% increase over the past decade. Mobile apps have made ordering online even easier, and quicker - why wait in a queue again?
Just Eat is the most popular delivery service today, operating in 13 countries worldwide.
They partner with over 30,000 food establishments, so you have a wide range of options. They have hundreds of cuisines to choose from, boasting Chinese, Indian, Italian, Pizza and Sushi as their most popular types of food. There are more specialised options available as well.
To order a meal, simply enter your postcode to search for nearby restaurants that will deliver to you. Just Eat will show you a list of available cuisines you can order for your area, then you simply add food to your basket and complete your order.
Most restaurants have a minimum order amount, to make it worth the petrol for the journey - you’ll usually have to spend over £10 (depending on the restaurant).
You can download the Just Eat app from the Apple Store or Google Store to order your food more easily and efficiently. With the app, Just Eat also offers special promotions like 10-25% off at selective restaurants.
Founded in 2013, two years later than Just Eat, Deliveroo delivers food straight to your front door.
The main idea behind Deliveroo was to give restaurants which didn’t provide a delivery service the opportunity to offer take-out.
You use your postcode to check what’s available in your area, then you can pick from the list of restaurants, or narrow it down by cuisine, be it: Pizza, Burgers, Chicken, Chinese, Asian, Indian, Sushi. Deliveroo works with a lot of popular fast food chains, like KFC, Subway, and Krispy Kreme.
If you’re not sure exactly what type of food you’re in the mood for, you can use additional filters like Healthy, Breakfast, Grocery, and Dessert to narrow down the cuisine on offer.
With over 80,000 food outlets rated by other users for their speed and service, you’re bound to find an establishment that’s trustworthy.
An extension of the popular taxi app, Uber Eats is the youngest of the three delivery services here, having been founded in 2014. With more than 45 countries under its belt, Uber Eats has launched itself into a highly competitive food delivery market.
With a focus on beloved food chains like McDonalds, Starbucks, Burger King, KFC, Krispy Kreme, and Pepe’s Piri Piri, this delivery service is covering all the popular bases. And with over 50,000 food outlets to choose from, you should be able to find something to satisfy your hunger.
Unlike the other two, there is no minimum order price with Uber Eats, though they do inform you how much money will be added to your total as a delivery fee, based on your location.