Researchers have looked into the lunch habits of the nation’s work force and found a third of Brits confess to eating the same thing day after day.
Of the 1,500 workers polled by Deliveroo
as part of its “lame lunch amnesty” launching today, a further 70% admit they are stuck in a lunch rut, with ham sandwiches emerging as the most likely midday meal we enjoy on repeat.
Cheese sandwiches came second in the dreary lunch stakes, while tuna came third and egg mayo came in fourth place. Fish and chips came in in eighth place after a spicy chicken wrap and a jacket potato.
According to the study, the average Brit has a repertoire of just three lunches on rotate and it takes the typical worker just 17 minutes to polish off their lunch.
When it comes to where employees eat their lunch, a quarter tuck in at their lunch at their desk, 14% said they venture outside on the rare occasion that the weather is nice, while a solitary one in twenty eat their lunch in their car every day.
Dan Warne, managing director of Deliveroo, said: “This research highlights how many of the British workforce eat really boring, unimaginative meals for lunch on repeat.
“We’re launching our Lame Lunch Amnesty this Tuesday to inspire Brits to upgrade their lunches from soggy sandwiches to delicious restaurant food. We spend so much of our time sat at our desks, it’s good to mix things up and have something to look forward to at lunchtime.”
Deliveroo is launching a Lame Lunch Amnesty on Tuesday. Office workers simply tweet a picture of their sad looking lunches between 11-1 using the hashtag #LameLunch for the chance of getting a free lunch from Deliveroo.*
TOP 25 MOST POPULAR LUNCHES
1. Ham sandwich
2. Cheese sandwich
3. Tuna mayo sandwich
4. Egg mayo sandwich
5. Superfood salad
6. Spicy chicken wrap
7. Jacket potato with filling
8. Fish and chips
9. Leftover pasta dish
10. Caesar salad
12. Prawn sandwich
13. Tuna nicoise salad
14. Tomato soup and roll
15. Microwave noodles
16. Just toast
17. Carrot and coriander soup and roll
18. Coronation chicken baguette
19. Bacon and Brie baguette
20. Minestrone soup and roll
21. Jumbo sausage roll
22. Cous cous salad
24. Beans on toast
25. Duck wrap