The most popular delivery options in Melbourne
The city’s sweetest beaks live in Abbotsford, where the No. 1 category was desserts.
“This data shows the breadth of international kitchens our customers demand,” said Rebecca Burrows, Managing Director of DoorDash Australia.
“DoorDash is proud to support our local restaurants and shine a light on their offerings and commitment to serving local communities across the country.”
With 270 ancestors and 7 million migrants since 1945, Australia likes to think of itself as the most prosperous multicultural country on the planet.
The fast food and takeout industry is worth $22 billion, but is expected to decline 1.9% this year as household discretionary income declines.
There are 36,427 fast food and takeout businesses employing 225,898 people nationwide, IBISWorld reports. This includes large chains such as McDonald’s and Domino’s.
At Remo Nicolini’s A25 pizzeria on Chapel Street in South Yarra, they specialize in pasta and pizza.
“They travel well,” Nicolini said. “It’s something I’ve done all my life and passed down to me from my dad.”
A strong home delivery business was bolstered by the COVID-19 lockdowns, he said.
“People still won’t get off the couch and take your product, even though it might be better than the guy around the corner. They have become lazier and more used to being able to do everything from their iPhone.
Nicolini noted that delivery companies can get inundated when everyone is ordering at the same time. “I call it diabolical necessity,” he said.
But convenience was clearly the way the world was going, he said.
“I would love to see more people get started. I miss those days,” Nicolini said.
Sydney showed similar geographic diversity, with Thai being most popular in Manly and Surry Hills. In Macquarie Park, Concord and Epping, Indian was No. 1, while Chinese was prevalent in the CBD, Chatswood and Lane Cove. Vietnamese was the most popular cuisine in Cabramatta.
Winter delivery data from DoorDash and rival apps Uber Eats and Deliveroo showed fries, burritos and burgers were the most popular dishes ordered, while Indian and American food orders were the most popular in Victoria and NSW.
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