Football fans enjoyed a pizza the action on Wednesday – with Just Eat recording a staggering 1,300 orders PER MINUTE during the return of the Premier League.
With stadiums shut and pubs closed, supporters tuned in at home to watch Man City beat Arsenal 3-0 and Aston Villa draw 0-0 with Sheffield United following a three-month break in top-flight football.
Orders on the app revealed the peak time for orders was 6.15pm shortly after Aston Villa and Sheffield United kicked off, as 1,300 people ordered a takeaway every minute.
Just Eat then had a 33 per cent increase in orders from the Birmingham area as players went in for half-time at Villa Park.
As Man City went into half-time ahead of Arsenal at 9pm, there was a 15 per cent increase in orders.
The peak time was between 6 pm and 7 pm as takeaway fans placed an incredible 76,000 orders.
Pizza was the most popular meal throughout the evening, followed by Chinese and Indian.
Making up the top five most popular orders across the UK were chicken and kebabs.
Andrew Kenny, managing director of Just Eat, said: “We know that many of our customers will have been keen to celebrate the return of the Premier League and as the UK’s biggest food delivery service are delighted to have been able to help them enjoy the games from the safety of their own homes.
“With up to 76,000 meals per hour being ordering during the matches, it’s clear there was an appetite for more than just football”
Overall orders were up by four per cent for the day, with Just Eat anticipating similar spikes throughout the weekend as nine more matches are broadcast.