NewsPosted on 29.06.2023

Just Eat launches 2023 Food Delivery report

Having operated and led this sector for the past 15 years in Ireland, Just Eat Ireland has produced this report in partnership with iReach Insights to coincide with this significant milestone. It is expertly placed to delve deeper into some of the macro issues and trends impacting the sector when it comes to Ireland’s economic outlook, consumer trends and behaviour, as well as sustainability and the future outlook for the industry as a whole.

Here are some key findings from the food delivery report:

  • The total annual expenditure on food delivery & takeaway orders in the Irish market is an estimated €2.2 billion ex VAT. 

  • Consumers spend an average of €46.69 on takeaways monthly and order a takeaway approximately 2.9 times per month.

  • Takeaways are most likely ordered to share, with 54% of restaurant partners saying orders are for at least two people.

  • Grocery is a rapidly growing area for the food delivery and takeaway sector with 23% having used a food delivery service to order groceries over the past year.

  • Of this 23%, on average they spend €174.30 on grocery delivery services in a month.

  • Over half are interested in knowing the carbon footprint of their takeaway order and 65% of people find it important that restaurants are transparent in what they are doing to be sustainable.

A third said they would choose a restaurant that uses sustainable takeaway packaging over one that only uses regular plastic.


The report, which launched in June, comprises industry and consumer data examining the overall value of the Takeaway and Food Delivery Sector in Ireland as well as the key innovations, trends and consumer habits which are shaping the industry. Launched by Just Eat Ireland as it marks 15 years of business in Ireland, the report aims to provide a rounded view on the significant role the sector plays in Ireland.

Read full report here