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Battle of the take-in

Pad thai still reigns supreme with Sydneysiders but their northern neighbours prefer a big bowl of butter chicken, according to customer statistics from online takeway ordering site, Delivery Hero.

Delivery Hero, a website that connects hungry Aussies to takeaway retailers in their area, has released sports-related data in lead up to the first game of the 2013 State of Origin series next month.

It appears Queensland’s food retailers have more to celebrate than just the Maroon’s seven year streak against the NSW’s Blues, with the state’s customers on average spending $9 more per order than those in NSW.

The states are united by their love of Saturday night take-in, however, with this being the most popular night of the week for both region’s customers to order takeaway via Delivery Hero.

Thai restaurants are the most common cuisine type in NSW at 29 per cent, whereas curry-heavy shops have more traction in Queensland, with Indian restaurants making up more than half its market.

Delivery Hero, which launched in 2011, lets customers order and pay for takeaway online at a wide database of outlets, ranging from local chicken shops through to food chains like Eagle Boys.

According to its data, NSW customers are more susceptible to a last minute takeaway meal on game nights, with the victorious Queenslanders more likely to cook or go out for a meal regardless of a game playing.

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