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Almost half of UK students order a takeaway three times a week

THE NATION’S students are takeaway mad, with research revealing almost half (42%) of UK students order a takeaway three times a week or more.

A recent study, conducted by Foodhub, one of the UK’s leading food ordering apps, investigated student’s eating habits ahead of the new academic year.

And the data reveals that almost 1 in 10 students admit they order a takeaway every single day.

Further to this, in order to keep costs from spiralling, nearly a quarter of students (23%) identified cost as the most important factor when choosing a takeaway, even above the quality of the food.

The research also reveals the most popular cuisines when it comes to snacking students, with Italian (43%) named number one, followed closely behind by Chinese (39%) whilst an Indian rounded off the top three (33%).

Emma Stockman, spokesperson for Foodhub, said: “Ahead of the new academic year we were keen to investigate student eating habits to see how their takeaway choices affect their lives.

“A huge 85% of students said they regularly use food ordering apps, demonstrating just how important platforms like Foodhub are to student lifestyle.

“The majority of students revealed they’d happily spend up to £20 on a takeaway, and with nearly half saying they order three times a week or more, this can quickly add up.

“This is why we are immensely proud of our non-commission model, which not only works out cheaper for the restaurants, but also the customer too – everybody wins!”

Foodhub, unlike its rivals, doesn’t take commission from local takeaways, which means on average food ordered via Foodhub is 15% cheaper than when ordering through other delivery apps.

What’s more…Foodhub is easing the financial burden even more, as the takeaway app is offering all new customers £3 off! A discount of £3 off is on offer to new customers who order via Foodhub, so to order your fresher’s feast simply download the app (if you haven’t already, or use the website and input the code FOODHUBNEW at checkout and enjoy a tasty treat at your feet.


Italian (43%)
Chinese (39%)
Indian (33%)
Fish & Chips (29%)
Burger (27%)
Thai (19%)
Kebab (17%)
Mexican (16%)
Sushi (15%)
Dessert (6%)