Poll reveals Brits prefer a curry to a Sunday roast
To discover more about the eating habits of the British public, one of the leading online takeaway ordering websites, hungryhouse.co.uk, asked a sample of people across the UK how often they eat ethnic food such as curries compared to traditional British meals such as roast dinners.
According to the research 1 in 3, 34%, of those asked eat a curry at meal times at least once a week, compared to just 14% that admitted to eating a roast dinner on a weekly basis.
The poll, commissioned by hungryhouse.co.uk was of 1,218 people across the UK aged 18-35. The results have shown that more than 1 in 5, 21%, have a sociable ‘curry night’ at least once a month with their friends, but in contrast only 16% have a family gathering for a Sunday roast.
The study found that only 12% of the respondents regularly purchase the traditional British takeaway of fish and chips, however 49% claimed to frequently order Indian takeaways and 36% said they often order food from the local Chinese restaurant.
Almost half, 42%, of the respondents polled claimed they had never cooked a Sunday roast themselves.
Graeme Horne, Marketing Manager at hungryhouse.co.uk, said the following about the findings;
“In the past, you’d be hard pushed to find a family who didn’t sit down together every Sunday for a roast dinner, but things have changed drastically. We’re now in a time when most people, especially the younger generation, prefer a takeaway to home-cooked food.”
“It could be put down to how effortless ordering a takeaway is, especially with sites like ours, but more than that I think people find takeaway a more sociable meal than roast dinner. Takeaway certainly means less washing up - and who wouldn’t want that!”