New research from online takeaway company hungryhouse has revealed the UK as a nation of after-hours eaters, with half of its customers admitting to ordering a takeaway to eat after a night out. Unfortunately for those involved, only two in every three stay awake long enough to enjoy their takeaway, with the other third dozing off before their food has arrived.
Pizza has taken the crown as the go-to option for hungry Britons, with the tried-and-tested kebab just behind in second. Chinese is the third favourite choice for those returning from a night out.
Online food ordering platform hungryhouse surveyed over 10,000 of its customers to find out the nation’s late night ordering habits.
As well as the revelation that half of us order food after a night out, the survey also showed that no expense is spared when it comes to that late night treat, with 60% admitting to having spent over £50 on their orders – sad news for the 33% who fall asleep before it arrives and even worse for the 18% who said that they have been locked out of their house after stepping out to collect their food.
Scott Fletcher, chief executive of hungryhouse, comments: "As a nation, we love tasty food, and with a world of meals just a click away it’s no surprise to see so many people ordering late night treats. However, ordering a takeaway is clearly just half the battle; people also have to manage to stay awake to enjoy it."