The British Takeaway Awards are inviting people across Staffordshire to vote for their favourite local business.
In a survey to mark the annual awards, 33 per cent said fish and chips was their go-to takeaway to cheer themselves up during lockdown.
It also found 70 per cent have ordered takeaways to make themselves feel happier during the crisis.
The awards, sponsored by Just Eat, will recognize these heroes in a new category, decided upon by the judges, called good deed hero alongside the best takeaway chef and best takeaway in Britain.
Consumers will vote for the winners of best local independent restaurant and best restaurant chain.
Andrew Kenny, managing director of Just Eat, said: “The British Takeaway Awards are a great way for people to support local, independent restaurants.”
“It’s been a tough year for the high street and the hospitality industry but our local takeaway restaurants have played a key role in supporting individuals and families as well the wider local community.”
There are 5000 restaurants registered for the British Takeaway Awards and every person who votes for their winner will be entered into a prize draw to win a takeaway every month for a year, courtesy of Just Eat.
Voting is until April 15 at www.thebtas.co.uk