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Brits feast on Christmas day takeaways

A growing number of Brits are opting for a takeaway on Christmas Day with kebabs being the top food of choice.

The news has been revealed by Just Eat, which has launched an interactive heat map of the UK’s takeaway habits on Christmas Day, revealing that it served takeaway curries, pizzas, and burgers to hungry Brits across the nation.

The UK’s top 10 best-selling dishes on Christmas Day 2017 were:

1 Kebabs
2 Margherita Pizza
3 Cheeseburger
4 Chicken Burger
5 Fried Chicken
6 Chicken Nuggets
7 Chicken Tikka Masala
8 Chicken Wrap
9 Chicken Korma
10 Beef Burger

Last year, Just Eat had over approximately 5,000 takeaway restaurants open on Christmas Day and around 20,000 open on New Year's Day, and it is predicting even more will be open this year.

In total, Just Eat estimates that by midnight on New Year’s Day 2019, 165,000 Chinese dishes, 134,000 Indian meals and 169,000 pizzas, will have been ordered on its website and mobile app.

Last year, customers felt tired of festive leftovers, with orders for Italian pizzas, Chinese dishes and Indian curries spicing up the New Year.

Top five best-selling dishes on New Year’s Day 2018 were:

1 Kebabs
2 Sweet and Sour Chicken
3 Margherita Pizza
4 Chicken Tikka Masala
5 Chicken Chow Mein

Click here for a detailed breakdown of Christmas 2017 and New Year’s Day 2018 takeaway orders by region.


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