The UK’s appetite for a good old-fashioned chippy tea appears to have increased during lockdown.
Data compiled by online takeaway delivery platform Foodhub revealed that demand for fish and chips has risen a whopping 208 per cent in Britain since March – putting the classic national dish at the top of the pile for quarantine takeaways.
Quarter Pounder Burgers and Donner Kebab orders have also increased in number, along with Chicken Nuggets, Sausage and Chips, Chicken Burgers and Garlic Bread.
Pizza made the top ten, too – with Hawaiian proving the most popular, followed by Pepperoni.
Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream and Chocolate Cake were ordered most frequently from desserts menus.
Philip Mostyn, Foodhub spokesperson, said: “For many of us, takeaways have provided us small moments of joy and a break from the monotony we’re all experiencing in lockdown.
“It’s interesting to see how, as a nation, we’re turning to the old favourites and seeking comfort in familiar nostalgic foods, such as Fish ‘n’ Chips.”
Takeaways have been on the up during quarantine, with many traditional restaurants launching delivery services in lieu of table covers.
According to Foodhub, orders have increased over 50% on their system alone.
Foodhub differs from rival platforms by not taking commission from the establishments for each order placed, enabling them to offer lower prices.
The website is currently home to more than 12,000 venues delivering across the UK.