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Business News/ News / India/  At 43 orders every minute, biryani is the most sought after dish on Swiggy

At 43 orders every minute, biryani is the most sought after dish on Swiggy

Subway, Domino's Pizza, McDonald's and Burger King clocked the highest number of orders in five years, said Swiggy, which has entered over 290 cities since launch in 2014
  • The demand for vegetarian foods is also on the rise, with 'pure veg' being the most popular filter on the app
  • Swiggy claimed it has now 2 lakh delivery partners (Photo: Mint)Premium
    Swiggy claimed it has now 2 lakh delivery partners (Photo: Mint)

    New Delhi: No surprises there but Indians continue to remain hooked to their traditional biryanis even as multi-cuisine options abound in the country. Online food delivery start-up Swiggy says the rice preparation is the most ordered dish on its platform, with the ordering rate standing at 43 per minute. The second and third ranks are taken by dosa and burgers respectively.

    The findings are part of the insights shared by Swiggy on the completion of five years in the market.

    When it comes to sweets, the traditional gulab jamun is the most ordered dessert followed by rasmalai at a distant second. It is, however, the fast-food chains, Subway, Dominos Pizza, McDonald’s and Burger King that have clocked the highest number of orders in five years. New Year’s Eve has consistently seen the most orders on the platform.

    Coffee is India’s favourite hot beverage, a country that also loves its add-ons and ‘Extra sauce, please’ is the most common instruction restaurants receive. Most Indians ask Swiggy to deliver food to ‘Home’ followed by ‘Work.’ Vegetarianism seems to be in vogue, with ‘pure veg’ being the most popular filter on the app and most cities notching up twice the number of vegetarian orders as compared to non-vegetarian ones.

    A gentleman from Bengaluru is Swiggy’s most ardent customer, having ordered from the platform 17,962 times. Truffles, also in Bengaluru, was the first restaurant on Swiggy to hit 100, 1,000 and 10,000 orders per day. Ice cream worth 76,527 is the highest dessert value order till date on the app.

    There are over 800 restaurants on Swiggy that have a five-star rating. Delivery executives on the platform have travelled over 5,11,45,09,008 kilometres with its women executives having delivered over 2,63,989 orders. The platform that is currently present in over 290 cities and has 2,00,000 delivery partners tapped into the unorganized market of home chefs this May and has also started delivering groceries, fruits and vegetables besides cooked meals now.

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    Lata Jha
    Lata Jha covers media and entertainment for Mint. She focuses on the film, television, video and audio streaming businesses. She is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism. She can be found at the movies, when not writing about them.
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    Updated: 07 Aug 2019, 07:31 PM IST
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