Takeaway delivery site Menulog has released a fresh report about Australia's ordering habits; from when we most like to eat takeaway to our favourite dishes. According to its data, Australia's most popular takeaway item is Margherita pizza, followed by Pad Thai and Butter Chicken. Check out the infographic for other interesting morsels.
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Menulog's data represents the takeaway purchasing decisions of more than 500,000 patrons across 3,500 different takeaway restaurants. In a result that will shock nobody, pizza was the most popular cuisine choice based on Menulog orders. Somewhat more surprisingly, Margherita was the most popular topping choice, amounting to a massive 46 per cent of all pizza orders. By contrast, Pepperoni pizzas sat at just 5 per cent.
In terms of cuisine choices, Thai remains our go-to choice, with Pad Thai, Green Curry and Pad See Ew all making it into the Top 5. (Before foodies grumble, we realise Pad See Ew is technically a Lao dish, but it's a popular fixture in most Thai restaurants. So ner.)
Check out the below infographic for some more Australian takeaway trends, including the most popular dish in each state and territory.