Many of us enjoy takeaway food as an occasional treat. Whether you're having some friends over for pizza and drinks or getting some much-needed grub for a movie marathon, takeaways are always there to get the food to you whilst it's hot and tasty. |
The traditional way of ordering a takeaway delivery - and still the chosen method by many - is to dig around for those menus that you've kept hold of over the years, give the restaurant a call and read your order off a hastily scribbled list. Thanks to the pervasive influence of the Internet, however, the process can be made much easier. Online takeaway ordering services such as Just Eat allow customers to browse through a list of takeaways in their local area and choose one that delivers to their door.
From there, Just Eat displays a list of food items offered by the chosen restaurant, and allows users to pick and choose from the menu. Once the order is decided upon, Just Eat sends it directly to the restaurant, which can then start cooking the food immediately.
But, you might think to yourself, why not just follow the old method of ordering takeaway food? Can Just Eat and similar websites really make the process that much easier?
To try and answer these questions, I've put together a list of the top three reasons why it's worth ordering takeaway food online with Just Eat or another online takeaway directory:
1. It helps you make culinary discoveries - Many people have a favourite eatery that they often return to for takeaway orders. If, however, you fancy trying something new, you'd previously have to dig through the telephone directory to find an alternative. Just Eat allows you to see, at a glance, which takeaways deliver in your area, and what kind of food they offer.
2. It makes things easier for people on special diets - If you're concerned about the ingredients that are used in your food - for religious, lifestyle or health-related reasons - then Just Eat is also useful. Most notably, it allows you to see immediately whether the meat served in a restaurant is halal (Just Eat displays this as a 'badge' on the restaurant's logo, you don't even have to click through to see the menu). It also makes it easy if, for example, you are vegetarian, because you can find meat-free options in a matter of clicks.
3. It makes it easier to order what you want - How many times have you ordered food from a takeaway, only to realise that you've missed a crucial part of the meal - either in the confusion of the phone call or because you missed it on the menu? Just Eat eradicates these problems, because you can spend minutes perusing the menu for food that you want, adding it to your order as you go. Just eat also organises each element of the menu into clearly-identifiable categories, so it's all but impossible to miss that all-important barbecue dip or tub of coleslaw.
The traditional method of ordering takeaway food has several disadvantages when compared to using an online takeaway service such as Just Eat. This article looks at three of the top advantages to using these online services.
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