Glasgow is home to the most drive-thru restaurants in the UK, study finds

By Daniel Morrow

Glasgow is home to the most drive-thru restaurants in the whole of the UK, a new study has revealed.

Research carried out by Asda Money found that Scotland’s largest city has 48 restaurants where Scots can drive in to pick up their favourite food items.

The supermarket found that the number of Scots opting to eat in their car has accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic.

Asda Money also surveyed 2,000 drivers across the UK about their eating habits inside their vehicle.

Fish and chips was one of the most popular dishes to enjoy in the car for Scots (Handout)

Three-quarters (75%) of Glaswegians said that they are likely to eat in their vehicle at least once a month - this is compared to 69% across the whole country.

Almost half of Scots (49%) said they did this once a week, while 14% admitted eating a snack or their lunch or dinner inside their vehicle on a daily basis.

The majority of people (51%) tucked into a takeaway meal as their treat of choice to enjoy in the car.

The top five food types that Scots enjoy in their car, van or lorry includes:

  1. Sandwich (39%)
  2. Burger (34%)
  3. Fish & chips (16%)
  4. Fried chicken (11%)
  5. Salad (9%)

And the study also found that a number of Scots are fully prepared when it comes to dining inside their vehicles.

Around half (49%) kept napkins and wipes in their car, while 19% had spare cutlery and 6% even invested in their own car tray.

Alistair Ball, Head of Insurance for Asda Money commented, “Eating in a vehicle is often a matter of convenience, especially when people are travelling for work or leisure. Interestingly, our research shows that many people are well prepared for this activity, bringing with them items to help them eat comfortably and clean up after themselves.

“It might not be for everyone, or for every cuisine, but fast food and lunchtime sandwiches are meals which people regularly enjoy in their vehicle.”

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