JJ Foodservice has reported an increase in healthier takeaway options for its restaurant website business FOODit.
“Takeaways are no longer an occasional treat. They are part of the ‘new normal’ and people are making healthier choices”, said JJ’s Chief Technology Officer, Michael Dudley.
Food deliveries and takeaways have been soaring since the first lockdown, according to Dudley. “We’ve seen an overall increase in takeaway orders of 51%.”
Healthier options – including grilled chicken, sushi, wraps and salads – are up 130% followed by American cuisine, up 40%; fish and chips up 100%; and Turkish up 37%.
“It will become imperative for takeaways to have healthier options as the Government moves towards banning ‘junk food’ advertising in the coming months,” said Dudley.
“Our in-house nutritionist is available to support any takeaways that need advice,” he added.
FOODit recently launched printable QR codes for takeaways.
The codes can be printed to use on shop posters and on flyers to encourage people to pre-order, helping to reduce queues and maintain social distancing.