Australia’s takeaway habits
According to data from online retail service, Delivery Hero, the most popular night for home delivered food is Saturday.
CJ Foo, CEO of Delivery Hero, says almost all Australians buck the international favourite of Friday night takeaway.
“In comparison with other countries, where you see a peak on Fridays, ordering takeaway on Saturday is a big deal to Australians,” Foo said.
Overall sales through the website, which facilitates orders for brands like Eagle Boys and Cellarbrations, can almost double on Saturdays.
This trend is seen nationwide, except for in the ACT, where residents like to order big on Friday evenings.
Western Australians and Tasmanians spend the most on takeaway, with an average sale of $48.
Victorians are the most spendthrifty at $38 per order, compared to the national average of $44.
What are they eating?
Australian’s unofficial takeaway dish is butter chicken, with the famous Indian meal a top five choice in seven states.
The Asian noodle, meat, and egg dish, pad Thai, is a close second.
When it comes to a favourite cuisine, Australians snub Asia for an homely favourite: Italian.
Pizza is our favourite cuisine when it comes to getting dinner delivered.
“Pizza has a long history of being the go‐to takeaway and Australian families have been ordering them for decades, however, people have started to realise that you can now get pretty much every cuisine delivered to your door,” said Foo.
According to new research by Colliers International, Australian food retail sales grew 3.7 per cent in the year to September.
Total retail turnover grew by 2.9 per cent, with the sector growing an average of 5.3 per cent every year since 2003.