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Five reasons to order takeaway rather than eating out

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Who doesn’t love eating out? You don’t have to cook, you can eat things you don’t even know how to cook, it’s an excuse to get dressed up and see friends – usually, eating out means a fun night.

But some days, it can seem almost daunting to go through the entire process of getting ready, going out, finding somewhere, ordering, waiting, eating, waiting again, and then having to get back home, just for a good meal.

That’s where takeaway comes in: a world of food that can be delivered right to your doorstep; made even better nowadays thanks to the internet, as it only takes a few clicks, no matter how fussy or large your order. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 822 million people will be ordering food online by 2020 – and about 475 million are already doing so.

But what is it that really makes it better than eating out?

  1. It’s more relaxing

No need to get dressed up (you can be eating gourmet dishes in pyjamas!), and you won’t have to miss out on an evening of telly either!

  1. No need to wait


Mmm… pizza night” (CC BY 2.0) by jeffreyw

Of course, you’ll have to wait for your food to arrive, but that shouldn’t take longer than they tell you when you order; especially if you order locally. Warrington has a large selection of different types of takeaway, whether you fancy pizza from Dominos or Indian cuisine from the Taj Mahal on Orford Lane. And once your food gets to you, that’s it: no need for pauses between starters and mains, and no long wait for the bill.

  1. Good for families

As nice as eating out is, it gets a lot more difficult when you take children: The worry that they won’t want anything on the menu, that they’ll annoy the other diners, that feeling that you have to get back home soon because it’s nearly bedtime… Takeaway means you don’t have to worry about any of that.


Family_dinner” (CC BY 2.0) by USDAgov

  1. Equal amounts of choice

One of the off-putting things about takeaway is that you feel that you could be missing out on a new taste experience, because of the tendency to go back to sites and restaurants where they know the menu. However, with the internet, everything is readily available, and the process of ordering tends to be quick and easy. Even the worry that not all restaurants do takeaway is quickly becoming irrelevant, with delivery services like Deliveroo and other takeout apps and websites providing delivery from restaurants that do not offer their own home delivery.

  1. No need to travel

Takeaway is great for those days when even the thought of driving, getting the bus, walking, or generally travelling around trying to find somewhere to eat is just too much (especially on winter nights). Not to mention, if you’re not travelling, there’s no need for a Designated Driver!

So even though eating out is great most of the time, for the lazy days when you just want to relax while you eat and enjoy time with your friends and family informally, takeaway is there as an equal (and possibly superior) option – only a click away!

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