Home delivery is now big business and Uber Eats has driven the demand.

Auckland University of Technology senior hospitality lecturer Lindsay Neill says the boom in the home delivery market — and Uber Eats' rise — comes following society's "quest for convenience".

"People are showing a display of conspicuous consumption," Neill says. "Because we're working longer, even though we're reaping reward for that financially, we just don't have time to go home and cook dinner."

Prior to the food delivery boom, most people would stop by the local takeaway or supermarket after work to buy something like a hot chicken