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GrubHub Identifies Cheapest Cuisines for Cash-Strapped Americans


Jamaican Cuisine Most Affordable While French and Fine Dining Top Most Expensive


Jamaican Cuisine Most Affordable While French and Fine Dining Top Most Expensive

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 10, 2012) – As the tax-filing deadline looms, Americans are taking inventory of their expenses and assessing spending habits. With some Americans celebrating successful tax refunds and others tightening purse strings, GrubHub, the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering service, has identified the most affordable and expensive restaurant cuisines available for delivery and pickup.

GrubHub analysts sorted through more than 1.5 million menu items and 80 cuisine types to rank affordability.

Budget-Friendly Fare:

  1. Jamaican
  2. Cantonese
  3. Halal
  4. Mandarin 
  5. Pizza 

Splurge-Worthy Plates:

  1. Fine Dining
  2. French
  3. Korean
  4. Persian
  5. African

“Great delivery and takeout food is available at any price point,” said Mike Evans, GrubHub co-founder and COO. “Diners have the option to enjoy the $8 burger and fries or indulge in the $18 steak frites in the comfort of their home.”

In addition to sorting available pickup and delivery restaurants by cuisine, GrubHub diners can use the following sorting features to feed their food cravings without busting their budget:

·      Order minimum. Order minimums vary by restaurant and can range from $0 to $30. If ordering a meal for one, minimums may encourage a diner to add extra items to their order. But who doesn’t love leftovers?

·      Delivery fee. Like order minimums, delivery fees vary by restaurant and delivery distance. Avoid these entirely by ordering a meal for pickup.

·      Coupon filter. Looking for a deal? By applying GrubHub’s “Offers Coupons” filter, diners only view the restaurants offering deals and specials.

For more information about GrubHub and to see what restaurants are available for pickup and delivery in your area, please visit 


About GrubHub

GrubHub is the nation’s leading online and mobile food ordering platform that shows diners local restaurants available for delivery or pick up. Available in more than 300 cities across the nation, GrubHub features more than 13,000 online ordering restaurants and, as the parent company of Allmenus, lists approximately 250,000 restaurant menus. Diners who order through GrubHub’s free website or mobile apps can pay with cash, credit or PayPal™, and every order is supported by GrubHub’s 24/7 customer service. Founded in 2004, GrubHub is a privately held company and is headquartered in Chicago.




For further information: Contact: Abby Hunt PR Manager, GrubHub 773-250-0501



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