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Restaurant delivery and takeaway in the United Kingdom (UK) - statistics & facts

Takeaways are a popular form of dining in Britain and an important segment of the out-of-home food service market. Besides convenience, ordering pizzas and other cruisines are also considered a leisure occasion similar to eating out in a restaurant. UK households spend an average of around five British pounds per person per week on takeaway meals. With the emergence of online ordering technology and companies dedicated to restaurant delivery, the market has entered a new era. The total foodservice delivery market was worth around 8.5 billion British pounds in 2019, largely thanks to the rise of online delivery concepts. Although telephone orders still account for a large share of orders, deliveries ordered online or via an app have increased dramatically.

UK-based platforms Just Eat and Deliveroo are two major players in the online food delivery market. Both act as an intermediary between restaurants and customers, providing an online platform for ordering meals to be delivered to the home. Just Eat processes over 100 million orders a year in the UK, representing the company’s biggest market. Another UK platform Hungryhouse (previously owned by Delivery Hero) was also acquired by Just Eat in 2016. Global brand Domino’s Pizza, operating in the UK under the master franchise Domino’s Pizza Group, is a major player on the pizza delivery market, offering customers the ability to order online as well as by phone. Alongside Just Eat, Domino’s is one of the UK's most popular online takeaway providers.

According to Statista’s Digital Market Outlook, revenues from online takeaway platforms and restaurant delivery are expected to continue growing, especially as more consumers turn to ordering food during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At the start of the UK's lockdown in March 2020, many consumers had already begun to order takeaways more often.

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