When it comes to picking our favourite takeaways, Brits are torn between Chinese and pizza.
Maybe it is because they both fulfil different purposes, with people often ordering a blow-out Chinese when they don’t want to cook dinner for themselves, while pizza is often a top choice after a night out.
According to Savoo, which looked at monthly Google searches for fast foods, Chinese takeaway was looked up 44,470 times over the preceding month, accounting for 41.33 per cent of all searches.
Pizza, on the other hand, was Googled 16,900 times, which comprises 15.71 per cent of the results, Ravish Mag revealed.
The third most popular cuisine for the month was Indian, with 13,970 searches.
However, findings from virtual food provider Peckwater Brands tells a different story, with pizza coming out on top.
In fact, half of those surveyed chose pizza as their favourite takeaway choice, with Chinese coming in second place.
Sam Martin, Peckwater Brands chief executive officer, told The Mirror: “Shifting tastes and food trends constantly reshape the takeaway market, so it is up to the takeaway businesses to continually innovate and level-up their offering to stay visible and relevant.”
He noted that new delivery platforms and more restaurants and cafes offering takeaway choices following the pandemic have changed how people think about fast food.
An increasing environmental conscience might also play a part in their decision, with many people choosing places with biodegradable packaging like Kraft food boxes over plastic.
Peckwater Brands’ findings showed Chinese is still incredibly popular, with 48 per cent of the British public choosing it, followed by Indian at 36 per cent, and burgers at 34 per cent.
Surprisingly, just one in ten people named fish and chips as their favourite takeaway choice.