Young adults spend more on takeaway than any other group, especially young people living in major cities as they are ordering up to 25 takeaway per month and spend around £2,620 a year doing so.
Which type(s) of takeaway person are you?
No cooking whatsoever
Nowadays, a lot of young people have little (dare we say zero) culinary skills when compared to our parents at the same age. Sure, most of them may know how to cook 2 or 3 dishes – yet crave the taste of takeaways.
This phenomenon may be as a result of the change in traditional roles over the last few decades. Consequently, mums aren’t staying at home cooking (and teaching the young ones at the same time!) these delicious family recipes.
2. Active young couples
The worse thing for a couple is to fall into a rut. And to break the routine, they like to eat out in a fancy restaurant, however, more and more couple prefer takeaway now.
After work, it’s less tiring to order something with a couple clicks or taps than hitting the supermarket, bringing groceries home and cooking. Moreover, eating at home is more convenient and comfy than being at the restaurant. This may explain why couples are more and more willing to order takeaways.
3. The person who just moved to London
London can be frightening for someone who just moved in since you may sometimes feel a bit lonely even if there are thousands upon thousands (millions actually) of people living right next to you! The worst is to eat at a table alone in the restaurant – so, the next best option (if we eliminate the option of going grocery shopping…) is to order takeaways because it is like eating out at home.
London is one of the biggest cities in Europe and it can be difficult to feel heard since the term ‘overcrowded’ can often be used to describe this very city (although Amsterdam is a close second). In addition, living alone for the first time and far from your relatives is even more destabilizing.
In the world, there are people who are incredibly enthusiastic about everything and love to celebrate each and every life event with the people around them (these people are what we call AWESOME). They like to eat pancakes when it is National Pancake Day and have the obligatory Pizza/Beer combo when there is a football match on. The most important fact is that they like to invite friends but they don’t want to put too much effort to prepare the night so they are used to order takeaways to satisfy their guests.
Spending time with friends and family can often be enhanced with the right type of takeaway.
In essence, the new young generation is always busy and on the move. Their priorities don’t revolve around wanting to spend time learning how to cook when ordering a meal is way easier (and can be more fun for the adventurous among us!)