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* Most takeaway food apps experience drop in use in Europe
* Some branch into grocery delivery, cut fees to restaurants
* Coronavirus slows fast-growing meal delivery sector
* People prefer to cook at home amid lockdown
By Anna Rzhevkina, Hilary Russ and Toby Sterling
GDYNIA/NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, April 7 (Reuters) – The lockdown of millions of people at home across the globe due to the coronavirus should have been the perfect recipe for success for the burgeoning online meal delivery market.
But some of the world’s largest players, including Uber Eats and Just Eat, which is being bought by Takeaway.com, have been hit by a double whammy: restaurant suppliers have been ordered to shut and with more time at home to cook for themselves, some people appear to have lost their appetite for takeaway.
While many restaurants have switched to offering takeaway, giving