This year’s UK takeaway market bolts out of the blocks

Domino's Pizza

The UK’s biggest pizza delivery chain estimated that it would cook 300,000 pizzas for one million customers on New Year’s Day.

It predicted in December that it would see 416 pizzas ordered every minute, following a strong year of trading.

Food delivery firm Just Eat also predicted to see half a million homes ordering a takeaway on the major trading date.

The company expected Manchester to be the takeaway capital of the UK whilst both Just Eat and Dominos hoped 1 January would be the busiest day of the new year, according to the Express.

David Wild, CEO, Domino's Pizza

David Wild, CEO, Domino’s Pizza

Just Eat saw an important boost in what is very stiff competition against rivals Devlieroo and Uber Eats. Last month it spent £300 million acquiring Hungry House and Skip The Dishes.

Chief executive of Dominos, David Wild, said: “We always find New Year’s Day to be one of our busiest days of the year, as millions of people put their feet up to unwind after ringing in the new year.”

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