Egg fried rice and chow mein have overtaken pizza, curry and burger orders on Deliveroo

Egg fried rice and chow mein have overtaken pizza, curry and burger orders on Deliveroo during coronavirus lockdown, figures reveal

  • More Britons are ordering chicken chow mein than curry on the Deliveroo app
  • Delivery app also finds that people are ordering half an hour earlier than before
  • Expert says Britons are turning to Chinese as it is a ‘fundamental comfort food’ 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Mail on Sunday Reporter

Published: 19:49 EDT, 25 April 2020 | Updated: 22:00 EDT, 25 April 2020

Britons on lockdown are turning to Chinese food – despite worldwide criticism of Beijing for failing to raise the alarm about coronavirus early enough.

According to Deliveroo, orders of egg fried rice and chicken chow mein have overtaken pizzas, curries and burgers.

The delivery app has also found that people are ordering at 7pm on average – half an hour earlier than before the outbreak – and the traditional Saturday night takeaway has been replaced with a Friday treat.

According to Deliveroo, orders of egg fried rice and chicken chow mein have overtaken pizzas, curries and burgers [File photo]

According to Deliveroo, orders of egg fried rice and chicken chow mein have overtaken pizzas, curries and burgers [File photo]

According to Deliveroo, orders of egg fried rice and chicken chow mein have overtaken pizzas, curries and burgers [File photo]

Marketing expert Lou Ellerton said: ‘I suspect the trend is because Chinese is seen as fundamental comfort food.’

Britons also spent an extra £300 million on alcohol last month, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Britons on lockdown are turning to Chinese food – despite worldwide criticism of Beijing for failing to raise the alarm about coronavirus early enough

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