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I have an acquaintance who is a cook at a 'spoons, a good 60% of the menu is microwaved, which various bits of it are cooked on the spot. The most popular stuff tends to be beer and hotdogs, which are obviously cooked as they're needed. There is a lot of stuff that's cooked in large batches then kept warm, which depends on what the special deals are on the day.
Whilst it comes to takeaways my local Chinese definitely has lot of stuff pre-prepared, but you can see into the kitchen and see them heating it up and cooking it to order, but they do get everything cooked up very quickly. Whilst my local Indian even on a quiet day will take a good 20-25 minutes to get an order ready and there's every chance that on a Friday or Saturday evening you will have to wait 45 minutes for an order, even longer if it's a meal for 2.