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Brits Ordered 150 Million Pizzas During Lockdown

When the country was plunged into lockdown earlier this year, it left millions of us with very little to do – apart from virtual quizzes and ordering takeaways. A lot of takeaways.

According to The Sun, Brits have ordered 150 million pizzas, 41,000 tonnes of chips and 42 million curries over the past six months. Wowzers.

The report compiled the most popular dishes among housebound diners across the UK over the course of the pandemic.

For example, in Glasgow pizza came out on top, across in Edinburgh they went for Thai food, down in Newcastle it was kebabs, and in London it was fish and chips.

While across in Bristol, the more environmentally and health conscious diners plumped for a vegan menu.

Just East reported that orders had risen by 50 percent, which means about 100 million meals more than normal.

Speaking about the findings, Professor Joshua Bamfield, director of the Centre for Retail Research, said this will have given an enormous boost to struggling businesses.

He said: “Those extra 100 million delivery meals will be worth in the region of £1 billion. That money is a lifeline for troubled restaurants.”

Meanwhile, Deliveroo said sales were up by 66 percent, while Domino’s sold a margherita pizza every second.

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