Here at Foodhub, we are predicting a kebab shortage this Bank Holiday as Doner-mad Brits flock to get their favourite takeaway meals.
As the UK prepares to enjoy the last bank holiday of the summer, the iconic takeout kebab is at the forefront of people’s minds, and Bank Holiday Monday is set to become Kebab Holiday Monday, with a huge upsurge in kebab sales on that day like every other year.
Doner Kebabs are one of the most ordered takeaway foods on bank holiday Monday, according to Foodhub data.
The previous year, kebab sales doubled on the day and, if that pattern is followed this year, many takeaway restaurants may run out of Doner meat well before the day is over. The Daily Star featured the news on their front page, showing how alarming this news is for us Brits!
And, kebabs aren’t the only popular takeaway food over the bank holiday. While fish & chips orders are always a hugely popular option, it seems the traditional British dish has been taken over on Bank Holiday Monday by the humble curry. Foodhub stats reveal that alongside kebabs, Indian takeaways double in demand making up a staggering 14% of all overall orders placed.
However, it seems customers do not have a sweet tooth when feasting on the national holiday, as dessert orders see a dip in demand as people favour savoury dishes as their bank holiday treat.
Pizza has become the nation’s favourite food all over the year, taking the top spot alongside fish & chips and fried chicken.
Whatever your takeaway of choice is, make sure you order from Foodhub this bank holiday as you can get 10% off your order using code SUMMER10*. The code expires on 31st August, so make sure you get your discounted kebab (or whatever you fancy) while you can!
Wil Chung, Foodhub spokesperson, said: “Bank Holiday Monday is always a busy time for the takeaway sector, as people sit back and relax after a busy weekend. It’s interesting to see the sales figures and see what dishes our customers turn to on this national day. As summer is drawing to a close and the nights turn darker, it’s no surprise that people are choosing to indulge in a kebab – the original takeaway food.”
Overall, orders through Foodhub increase by 28% during the bank holiday and customers spend 5.5% more – now that’s a bank holiday banquet!
TOP 10 ITEMS ORDERED ON A BANK HOLIDAY
1. Doner Kebab
3. Chicken wings
4. Fish & chips
5. Chicken burger
6. Sausage & chips
8. Chicken tikka masala
9. Battered sausage
10. Chilli chips
*T&C’s For SUMMER10 Coupon
– 10% off your next order on Foodhub
– Minimum order value: £10 with £5 as maximum redemption value
– One use per customer
– Expires 31st August 2020
Full terms foodhub.co.uk