Takeout food to the rescue — 5 times ordering in saves the day

15 Oct 2021

Sure, cooking has its upsides — we’re not denying that. But sometimes, you just can’t beat the convenience of having takeout food delivered to your door. Not only do you save a lot of valuable time that you’d otherwise spend shopping and cooking, but you get to try an almost limitless amount of cuisines from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you order in regularly or save takeout food for special occasions, we’re looking at the top scenarios where it makes sense to order food online. Do any of these sound familiar?

Scenario 1: The surprise guests

We’ve all been there… You settle down to watch a movie on the sofa and then out of nowhere, you get a phone call. It’s those friends that you haven’t seen all year and they’re in town for one day only

And what’s more, they’re coming straight to your place and want to hang out all evening. Oh, and for good measure, they’ll be there in 1 hour. 1 hour!

While you try and get your home somewhat presentable, you realise there’s nothing in the fridge to offer your guests (unless they’re OK with tap water and some questionable bananas). With time running out, there’s only one option – it’s time for takeout food! 

When time is at a premium, it may be best to let someone else take care of the cooking so you can focus on taking care of your home (and yourself). All you need to do is order via a delivery app like Bolt Food and wait for your meals to arrive at your door. Talk about saving the day!

Scenario 2: Move-in day

If you’ve moved home recently, you’ll probably know how a long hard day of box-carrying can feel. Not only are you left exhausted, but you might not yet have cutlery, a table to eat at, or even a cooker at your new place!

This is the ultimate guilt-free excuse to get some food for delivery. 

Cooking and dinner parties can wait, but for now, you need food and you need it fast. And with a food delivery app, there’s no need to start Googling ‘takeaway restaurants near me’ or ‘Chinese food near me’ as you’ll have a huge variety of choices in the same app. 

So, put your feet up and order in. The unpacking can wait until tomorrow!

Scenario 3: When you can’t agree

Date night — what’s not to like? 

You’ve got your party clothes on, you’re looking forward to a night out, but then you realise you’ve got a problem. 

One of you had your heart set on an Italian pasta place across town, but the other is watching their carbs and wants something else. And neither of you is budging.

Now what? 

For the sake of the relationship, it’s probably not best to head your separate ways and eat on your own. Instead, stay home and order in both takeout food options. You’re happy. They’re happy. Win-win.

Scenario 4: Deadline day

Whether you’re working full-time, part-time, or studying, some days can be mega busy.

You might have an upcoming essay deadline or a new work task that needs to be done by the end of the day. Whatever it is, sometimes you simply have to get your head down and work with minimal distraction. 

But to be productive, you also need to feed your brain — you can’t go all day without eating. Preparing food or going to the store is going to take up precious time though. It’s also going to divert your energy away from the task at hand. 

Instead, just order food online and let your meal come to you. The only distraction you’ll have will be the knock at the door when your freshly prepared meal arrives!

Scenario 5: Lazy days

So far, we’ve given you some scenarios where takeout food can save the day. But to finish, it’s good to remember that you don’t always need a reason.

Sometimes, you just don’t want to prepare food yourself. 

Whether you’re exhausted from work pressures, family dramas, physical exercise, or whatever else — life happens, and that’s OK. 

Embrace the laziness, treat yourself, and order your favourite takeout food.

No matter the situation, the Bolt Food app has got your hunger needs covered. Download the app today and get delicious meals delivered direct to your door — fast!

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