"we're noticing an increase in takeaway orders."
New research from Foodhub has found that almost 50% of the UK plan to order a takeaway on Christmas Day 2020.
While many people are having the traditional Christmas meal, others are opting for something different.
In a new study from the food delivery app, 49% of the 2,000 Brits polled said they planned to get a takeaway on December 25, with a quarter admitting they felt bored of the traditional roast dinner on Christmas Day.
Four in 10 say that a takeaway will save them preparation time, while 35% believe it will save time on the washing up.
A Christmas meal usually is not cheap, with the average household spending £75 on food and drink, and 10% spending up to £150.
Foodhub Marketing Manager Wil Chung said: “As more and more people are becoming bored of the traditional Christmas dinner, we’re noticing an increase in takeaway orders.
“Cooking and preparing a dinner for your loved ones can be a stressful affair, especially on the busiest day of the year.
“So, it comes as no surprise that more people are turning to takeaways to save the time and stress that comes with a traditional turkey and all the trimmings.
“With the average household spending up to £75 on their festive feast, Foodhub are here to bring the cost of eating way down.
“Unlike our competitors, we don’t charge takeaway/restaurants commission fees, which makes it cheaper for them and for you, as they can offer better prices than the likes of Just Eat, Uber Eats and Deliveroo.”
The data shows millennials are the most likely group to order a takeaway on Christmas Day (17%), compared to those over 45 (7%), with pizza being their preferred choice (45%).
When it comes to the UK’s favourite takeaway food ordered on Christmas Day, Indian cuisine leads the way (42%), followed by Chinese (39%) and pizza (28%).
At 16%, those in the West Midlands are the most bored of the traditional dinner, while 47% of Glaswegians would consider ordering a takeaway at Christmas.
Mr Chung said:
“Our survey showed some distinct regional variations on our takeaway ordering habits.”
“For instance, the region of Yorkshire has ordered a takeaway meal multiple times more than the rest of the nation.
“People in Coventry would be prepared to spend the most on a takeaway over Christmas (£54) compared to people in Gloucester who would spend just £20.”
Mr Chung added: “It is no surprise that, after such a difficult 12 months, more people are turning to takeaway food this year either – the average household spends over six hours cooking and preparing the Christmas dinner, according to our data, with 30% spending between four to five hours and a further 20% spending two to three hours preparing the main Christmas Day meal.”