Hamburgers were the most ordered meal on Valentine’s Day across the country, according to Mr D Food.
There were however big difference between the top meals in the big metros.
In Johannesburg, Indian food was the most-ordered option. In Cape Town, healthy meals were the most popular and in Durban it was pizza.
Mr D Food CEO Devin Sinclair said Valentine’s Day has become one of their company's biggest days, with orders up 150% compared to last year.
He said over 3,500 customers used Mr D Food for the first time on Thursday.
“It’s always fascinating to see what food trends emerge on big occasions like Valentine’s Day,” Sinclair said in a statement.
“The growth in orders and new sign-ups clearly indicates an upsurge in couples getting food delivered and staying in for their romantic rendezvous.”
Interestingly, Sinclair said men tipped more on Valentine's Day this year - in 2018, women were the biggest tippers.
Johannesburg consumers also spent more per order than the rest of South Africa. The most expensive order on Valentine’s Day was R3,171.50 - 40% more than the most expensive order in 2018.
In total, Mr D Food drivers covered the same distance as driving around the world three times to deliver all the meals on Valentine’s Day.
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