NEVER mind The Great British Bake Off – Just Eat have launched a national search for the UK’s ultimate TAKEAWAY fan.
The winner – chosen by celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott – will bag a trip to the country where their favourite takeaway dish hails from and a free takeaway every month for a year.
The mouth-watering new category was announced by Just Eat ahead of the fifth annual British Takeaway Awards ceremony in January, which celebrates the UK’s best takeaway restaurants.
Voting for the awards is now open, and alongside nominating yourself to be in with a chance to be crowned the number one takeaway fan.
And customers can vote for their favourite local takeaway too.
Food fans who vote for their fave local spot could also be in with a chance of winning £1,000.
The five establishments that receive the most votes in each of the twelve regions around the country will attend a star-studded awards bash at The Savoy in London where the winner will be crowned the Best Takeaway in Britain.
It comes after a survey found takeaways bring eight in 10 people joyful moments, with six in ten ordering a takeaway to celebrate special occasions.
Birthdays and romantic occasions such as anniversaries and Valentine’s Day are the most popular events to mark.
Almost half of Brits surveyed snap a photo of their takeaway or share it on social media before tucking in, and more than a quarter admit to constantly checking the progress of their order on the app in anticipation.
Sharon Carline, winner of The Best Takeaway in Britain 2018, said: “We were thrilled to win the best takeaway in Britain last year and we couldn’t have got there without the love and support of our customers.
“It’s an honour that people vote for us so it’s great – and a bit of fun – to see ‘Britain’s #1 Takeaway Fan’ being added as a category this year so our customers can share in the joy too.”
Voting for the British Takeaway Awards and nominations for the ‘Britain’s #1 Takeaway Fan’ category are now open until Friday 20th September.
2018 AWARD WINNERS
Best Takeaway in Britain – Brunch, Whiston, L35 3RF
Best Takeaway Chef In Britain – Chris’s Fish N Chips, Barwell, LE9 8DR
Best Takeaway Delivery Driver in Britain – Kipling’s Restaurant, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2EA
Game Changer Award – The Fat Pizza, Hornchurch, RM12 4SA
Best Takeaway in the East Midlands – Doorstep Desserts, Leicester, LE1 2LT
Best Takeaway in the West Midlands – Chutney Express, Birmingham, B34 7HR
Best Takeaway in Greater London – Spaghetti Tree, Walton-on-the-Hill, KT20 7RW
Best Takeaway in Central London – Bombay Bicycle Chef, Greater London, SW8 3RX
Best Takeaway in the North East – Casa Rosa, Birtley, DH3 2QH
Best Takeaway in the North West – Brunch, Whiston, L35 3RF
Best Takeaway in Northern Ireland – Feeley’s Fish & Chip Shop, Belfast, BT11 9QR
Best Takeaway in Scotland – The House of Shah, Hamilton, ML3 7DR
Best Takeaway in the South East – J’s Grill, Hitchin, SG4 0JN
Best Takeaway in the South West – Nacho Cheese, Trowbridge, BA14 8RY
Best Takeaway in Wales – Golden Dragon Takeaway, Swansea, SA1 8NF
Best Takeaway in Yorkshire – Hirds Family Fisheries, Halifax, HX3 9DL
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