3 Jan 2019

NZ'ers had half a million burritos delivered this year

4:28 pm on 3 January 2019

New Zealanders ordered 500,000 burritos and 7,000,000 McDonalds' chicken nuggets via food delivery app Uber Eats in 2018.

two beef burritos with rice, black beans and salsa

Photo: 123rf

The numbers came in new insights from the company which also ran the ride sharing service Uber.

Uber spokesperson Nicky Preston said the year's most expensive order cost $870 from an Auckland Wendy's restaurant.

The smallest, she said, was a single order of ketchup.

However, Ms Preston said the rise of Uber Eats was not a sign of laziness.

"Takeaway has always been around," she said.

"So I don't think we're getting lazier, we're just expanding our horizons and using technology to get the food we want when we need it."

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Photo: Supplied / Uber Eats

Ms Preston said one person ordered Uber Eats 438 times this year.

She said New Zealand Uber riders travelled more than 83,000,000 kilometres in 2018, which was the equivalent distance of travelling to the moon and back 108 times.

"Riders from New Zealand used Uber in almost all 78 countries that we operate in globally - but we just missed one: Paraguay."

"Maybe it's the next hot destination that's undiscovered for people to check out in 2019?"

The busiest night for Uber was 25 August, when the All Blacks played the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup, at Auckland's Eden Park.

The most-ordered dish on Uber Eats was butter chicken.

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