WHEN the chips are down, it appears Brits turn to good old-fashioned grub as fish ‘n’ chips is revealed as the most popular takeaway food during lockdown.

The sales data from online takeaway delivery platform, Foodhub, reveals the traditional dish has doubled in popularity with a massive 208% uplift in fish n chips orders since lockdown as uncertainty calls for familiar comfort food.

This is followed by Quarter Pounder Burgers (158%) and Donner Kebabs (156%) as Brits look for ways to satisfy their taste for fast food.

Other foods on the up since lockdown include Chicken Nuggets (146%), Sausage and Chips (152%), Chicken Burgers (147%) and Garlic Bread (148%).

Pizzas are also included in the top 10 most ordered foods with Hawaiian proving the most popular, followed by Pepperoni.

Desserts have also increased in popularity since lockdown proving our love for sweet treats when things turn sour, with Cheesecake the favourite up 129%, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream up 113% and Chocolate Cake also up 113%.

Overall, orders through Foodhub have increased over 50% since lockdown.

Top 10

  1. Fish n Chips (up 208%)
  2. Quarter Pounder Burgers (up 158%)
  3. Donner Kebabs (up 156%)
  4. Sausage and Chips (up 152%)
  5. Garlic Bread (up 148%)
  6. Chicken Burgers (up 147%)
  7. Chicken Nuggets (up 146%)
  8. Cheesecake (up 129%)
  9. Pizza (up 115%)
  10. Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream (up 113%)