Two thirds of Lincoln takeaways are closed, but orders spiked by 30%

Lincoln has seen more takeaway closures due to the coronavirus lockdown than the national average, with 62% in the city shutting their doors according to recent data.

The government published coronavirus-related guidance for food businesses last month, including that no orders should be taken in person on the premises. Orders should only be taken online or by phone and customers could have staggered collection times.

This has had a big impact on Lincoln, which has seen one of the biggest number of takeaway closures in the country, according to takeaway delivery platform Foodhub, which covers more than 11,000 takeaways across the country.

Lincoln saw 62% of its takeaways close within a seven day period, which is much higher than the national average of the 20% of Foodhub’s takeaways shutting in total so far.

However, online takeaway orders have risen by 33% nationally over the past two weeks during the coronavirus lockdown. Foodhub also recorded record figures for online orders over the past two weekends.

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