Monthly Archives: October 2020

Inn Supplies find the UK’s most and least loved takeaways

It’s fair to say the UK nation craves a takeaway every now and then. So, the team at Inn Supplies has pulled together a list to crown the UK’s most loved takeaways. We will also be exploring the least loved takeaway options.

How did we discover which takeaway is the UK’s favourite? After conducting a sentiment analysis, we have determined the most popular takeaways per region. To do this, we gathered data from TripAdvisor regarding the positive words that were used in reviews for different takeaways to calculate an overall sentiment score.

Sentiment score values the emotion displayed in each TripAdvisor review, so zero is extremely negative and 100, the maximum, is extremely positive. We compiled a data set to provide a score for each region of the UK’s feelings towards different types of takeaway cuisines.

Most Loved And Least Loved Takeaways By City

Some of the results have definitely surprised our team, with a number of less commonly talked about cuisines appearing to be a hit with the UK nation.

Our data finds that Lebanese takeaways has one of the highest sentiment scores of 80.02, with national dishes including kibbeh and tabbouleh satisfying the nation’s cravings. Luton in particular shows the greatest love for this cuisine, scoring a sentiment of 98.4.

Of course, the UK’s adoration for Indian style cuisines has scored a high sentiment of 71.22. It has always been a popular go-to for those cosy takeaway nights in front of the television. This is especially evident in Cambridge, where Indian takeaways score the highest sentiment of 81.1. Although, Southend appears to have a different preference when it comes to Indian food, scoring the lowest sentiment of 63.9.

Caribbean food is found to satisfy the tastebuds of those in the Liverpool area the most, with a sentiment score of 98.4 for these dishes. 

Gaining status for being Poole’s most favourite takeaway cuisine is Mediterranean, with a sentiment score 97.7. On the other hand, those in Bristol don’t seem to take a liking to this style of food, with a relatively low sentiment of 50.

Chinese food continues to be a cuisine the nation craves, scoring an overall sentiment of 65.77. If you’re visiting London anytime soon, be sure to try a Chinese takeaway – here, this cuisine scored the highest sentiment of 93.4.

With Italian dishes being a popular go-to for many of us, we found out just how much the UK nation adores these scrumptious dishes. With a sentiment of 98.1, Wolverhampton leads the way with loving Italian takeaways the most. Derby, however, doesn’t appear to share the same adoration, with the lowest sentiment score of 12.6.

Want to try something new the next time you place an order? Inn Supplies has created the ultimate takeaway guide to entice your tastebuds with.

New: Prep pinch bowls for kitchens and condiments

We are excited to announce the arrival of new preparation bowls into the warehouse.

Prep Bowls For Caterers

A popular choice in kitchens, institutions and catering businesses, these bowls come in four different sizes and are a great accessory to use when preparing food in the kitchen or displaying snacks and dishes to customers.

The bowls are made from polycarbonate material and help minimise breakages.

You can be sure to be confident in the product. It has been tested in excess of 1,000 glass washer cycles and is virtually unbreakable.

48 x 2.5″ prep bowls for 14.50
48 x 3″ prep bowls for 15.95
48 x 4″ prep bowls for 17.90
48 x 5″ prep bowls for 22.25

Product details

  • 2.5”, 3”, 4” and 5” sizes available.
  • Clear in colour.
  • Tested in excess of 1,000 cycles.
  • Virtually unbreakable bowls.

Perfect for

  • Condiments and sauces for customers.
  • Snacks on tables and countertops.
  • Chef/kitchen cooking prep.

Wooden cutlery packs – Eco-friendly alternatives for caterers

We are pleased to announce our individually packed wooden cutlery packs are available to buy.

Wooden cutlery has become increasingly popular for food catering businesses exploring eco-friendlier alternatives to plastic.

Wooden cutlery pack

Minimise contact

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to businesses in the country.

Packed disposables have offered a solution to businesses aiming to reduce contact wherever possible. Not only are packed disposables convenient for storage, they reduce contact compared to separate individual pieces. They are also easy to dispose of.

Product details

  • Renewable and recyclable.
  • 1 case contains 500 wrapped packs.
  • Ethically sourced from well managed forests.
  • Individually packed containing three pieces (fork, knife and spoon).
  • Width (60mm), Length (210mm).

Plastic straw ban in England comes into force

The government has now made it illegal in almost all circumstances for businesses to give plastic straws to customers.

Along with the plastic straw ban, exemptions are still in place to protect disabled people and those with medical conditions to request a plastic straw when visiting a pub or restaurant and purchase them from pharmacies.

With increasing focus on cleaner oceans, protecting the environment and reducing plastic waste, we have removed the lines from sale online.

Paper and biodegradable straws are still available to buy, and both have gained huge traction against their plastic counterparts over the years.

Red Stripe Paper Straws
Boxes of paper straws from £2.44
Compostable Black Paper Straws
Boxes of biodegradable straws from £2.44

We are keen to promote the ethical and environmentally compliant use of disposable products wherever possible.

For any enquiries on plastic straws, the ban and how we can help supply to your business, please contact us.