Pizza fans tired of pricey, soggy takeaways are turning to 'fakeaways' to ensure their meals are hot and worth the money.

A whopping 77% of food lovers are firing up their ovens instead of waiting for a lukewarm delivery, saving a pretty penny in the process.

A new study by pizza brand Chicago Town found that 77% of Brits are now filling their freezers with pizzas. These cost on average £3.10 compared to a £10.80 takeaway one. A massive 85% have noticed the rise in the cost of takeaway pizza, with 82% cutting back their consumption to save money.

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By choosing frozen versions, they're saving an average of £26.70 a month or a significant £320.40 a year. But it's not just about the savings, many believe fakeaways offer more variety and taste better. Almost four in 10 (37%) insist home-cooked frozen pizzas are just as good or even better than takeaways.

Fakeaways are the growing trend
Want to save around £340 a year? Then Fakeaways are the growing trend

And while takeout meals might be known for convenience, with inconsistent delivery times impacting the temperature and quality of food, 41% agree that a frozen pizza can be hot and ready quicker. As a result, 78% of people are open to trying alternative versions of their favourite takeaway dishes.

Rachel Bradshaw from Chicago Town commented: "It's fascinating to witness the growing fakeaway trend which provide those all-important big night in moments with family and friends. Chicago Town offers an expansive and exciting range of fully loaded flavours and fresh rising dough which allows our customers to celebrate those big night in moments without compromising on taste."

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