As IPL fever enters its last leg, online food delivery platform Swiggy on Friday said food orders shot up by 30 per cent during match timings compared to non-cricket days.
Smaller cities like Vapi, Pilani, Kanyakumari, Rewa, Nizamabad and Kadapa have emerged victorious, as they saw over 117-fold increase in orders once the IPL started, the food delivery platform said in a statement.
Smaller cities not only ordered more often but also spent more.
“Places like Shillong, North Goa, Shimla and Ooty left many of the metros behind to make high value orders,” the company said.
“Foodies in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Delhi placed the maximum orders every time there was a sixer,” the company added.
Not far behind were foodies in Kota, Bhubaneshwar and Jaipur who made it to the top 10 cities.
Every time a batman hit a six, Indians celebrated by ordering these dishes – Chicken Biryani, Paneer Butter Masala, Chicken Fried Rice, Kadhai Paneer, Masala Dosa, Vegetable Biryani and Tandoori Chicken, said the company.
North Indian and Chinese were the most ordered cuisine this IPL.
“Chennai and Kolkata stuck to the Chicken Biryani while Delhi bowled for Dal Makhni and Bengaluru batted for Masala Dosa,” Swiggy noted.
Bengaluru ordered the most chicken wings while Delhi ordered the most pizzas and samosas, said the company.
Mumbai ordered the most nachos while Chennai ordered the most French fries.