When it comes to buying a takeaway, choosing from a menu online is by far the easiest method of placing an order. It's super quick, you get to browse through all the possible options of pizza toppings and best of all, you don't have to compete with the background noise of a busy restaurant when you resort to shouting down the phone.
Unfortunately, this latest health story also suggests ordering food via tablets or mobile phones enourcages us to eat more.
Those side dishes you didn't know about before you looked up the menu online? You're probably going to try them. Then extra drinks and ice cream suddenly sound tempting and the next thing you know, your Friday night takeaway has doubled in size.
The Daily Mail reports Domino's is just one of the brands that's seen a big rise in online orders. "40 per cent of its U.S. sales come from orders made through desktop computers, smartphones and tablets," says the paper.
A spokesperson for the pizza chain spoke to Co.Labs about the reason behind this increase.
"With Domino's before, you only needed to know a phone number and to think of your regular order or pizza order.
"Now that we have sandwiches, specialty pizzas, chicken, all these additional products and desserts, it increases sales," he said.
With this much choice, it's no wonder we're subconsciously ordering more.
So, want to fight temptation? Make a phone call (and try not to sneak a peek at all the other food options you don't know about online.)
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