How long is reasonable to wait for a takeaway?

Explore the optimal waiting time for food delivery and restaurant service, and when waiting becomes unreasonable.

How long is reasonable to wait for a takeaway?

The majority of customers are satisfied if their takeaway food delivery arrives within one hour but few are happy to wait beyond this point, MCA data has shown.

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How long is too long for a takeaway delivery?

If you expected and were told that a delivery would be made within 30 minutes and it took 2.5 hours, it would be considered reasonable to reject it. Bear in mind though that you can simply reheat the food – don’t try it on!

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How long is acceptable to wait for food?

A fine restaurant, I would I begin questioning the waitress after about forty minutes. I would probably become upset after a wait of an hour and forty five minutes. That’s just me though! Generally, I’d say 45 minutes unless it is absolutely jam-packed and the waitstaff is visibly harried.

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How long is too long to wait at fast food?

You should have your meal in less than 6–8 minutes. Most Fast Food MANAGERS will comp or give discount coupons if you have to wait an unreasonable time based upon traffic at that time.

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