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Police stations across the UK order thousands of takeaways

9th April 2010

Order analysis on our site has revealed that British emergency services across the country are amongst the most prolific organisations when it comes to ordering takeaway to their work premises.

We  interrogated our order data to look at the regions in which the emergency services ordered most takeaway to the workplace – and discovered that police officers and police staff in Yorkshire and Humberside are the most likely to order in to the station.

Nearly 140,000 meals orders have been made from police stations, fire stations, doctors’ surgeries and hospitals around the UK since March 2009 through Just-Eat.co.uk, with more than 3,500 meal orders delivered to police stations in Yorkshire and Humberside. Policemen and women in the West Midlands were the next most prolific workplace takeaway orderers.

Firemen were the least likely emergency services department overall to order takeaway food to their workplace.

Of the 45,000 takeaway meal orders by police and fire stations across the UK in the last year, over half came from police stations.

The vast majority of orders to emergency services in the UK, just fewer than 94,000 meals, were to medical establishments such as doctors’ surgeries and hospitals. It is impossible to determine whether or not the orders were made by medical practitioners or patients.

Here is a breakdown of the number of takeaway meals ordered from police stations in the UK, by region in the last year:

  1. Yorkshire and Humberside – 3,583
  2. West Midlands – 3,248
  3. South West – 2,924
  4. London – 2,790
  5. Wales – 2,583
  6. North West – 2,226
  7. Scotland – 2,098
  8. East Midlands – 2,045
  9. South East – 1,986
  10. North East – 1,911

TOTAL – 25,364

Here is a breakdown of the number of takeaway meals ordered from fire stations in the UK, by region in the last year:

  1. London – 2,645
  2. Yorkshire and Humberside – 2,610
  3. North East – 2,432
  4. South East – 2,107
  5. Wales – 2,003
  6. North West – 1,923
  7. West Midlands – 1,809
  8. South West – 1,740
  9. East Midlands – 1,689
  10. Scotland – 1,424

TOTAL – 20,382

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