Just Eat (LON: JET) has posted a 44% growth in revenue for the first half of the year, driven by the lockdown.

As restaurants closed, Just Eat saw a spike of active customers, and orders grow by 32%.

The latest results by Just Eat are the first since the group merged with the Dutch firm Takeaway.com. 

“Just Eat Takeaway.com is in the fortunate position to benefit from continuing tailwinds,” said chief executive Jitse Groen.

“On the back of the current momentum, we started an aggressive investment programme, which we believe will further strengthen our market positions.

“We are convinced that our order growth will remain strong for the remainder of the year.”

With the positive results, the group has revealed plans to create thousands of jobs in the UK.

Speaking to Sky News, Groen said that he planned to invest in the UK and create many jobs.

The news is welcome as the UK falls into recession and unemployment levels continue to grow.

Just Eat Takeaway.com (LON: JET) shares are up 2.31% at 9,206.00 (0926GMT).