February 21, 2010 19:00 ET

Swinton Commercial Survey Reveals Fish and Chips Are Top Takeaway for Van Drivers

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2010) - UK van drivers are turning to traditional fish and chips as their favourite British takeaway, according to figures released today.

An online survey of 1,200 customers by van insurance retailer, Swinton Commercial, found that a staggering 75% of van drivers voted for the traditional British takeaway.

The poll found that another British favourite, the infamous bacon or sausage sarnie, came in second place with 11% of the votes. The more exotic offerings of chicken tikka masala, lamb döner kebab and sweet and sour chicken scored less well with Swinton van insurance customers.

According to the survey the top takeaways were:

  1. Fish and chips (75.3%)
  2. Bacon/ sausage sarnie (10.7%)
  3. Chicken Tikka Masala (9.6%)
  4. Lamb Döner kebab (2.8%)
  5. Sweet and sour chicken (1.6%)

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton Commercial, said: "It's great to see that traditional British food still tops the charts with van drivers with over three quarters of them choosing fish and chips as their favourite. With the other foods receiving so few votes, we expect it to stay this way for a while."

About Swinton:

  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group
  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009
  • With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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