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We're Halfway There: Grubhub's Mid-Year Data Analysis Uncovers the Dishes Dominating the First Half of 2017


Bowls, vegan foods and charcuterie dominate in an analysis of trendy dishes from January to June

CHICAGO, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubhub, the nation's leading takeout marketplace, today announced its analysis of the hottest food and delivery trends for the first half of 2017. The findings show how people are turning to bite-sized foods, are seemingly eager to try charcuterie, but still turn to favorites such as chicken fried steak and barbecue.

In line with national culinary reports published in late 2016, these three dishes are indeed on the rise:

  • Bowls -- 32% increase in orders in 2017
  • Vegan dishes -- 19% increase in orders in 2017
  • Charcuterie -- 9% increase in orders in 2017

"We are delighted that our diners are expanding their tastes beyond traditional takeout staples to try out this year's trendiest dishes from the comfort of their home or office," said Barbara Martin Coppola, CMO, Grubhub. "Grubhub aims to be the one place for everyone's tastes -- so it's amazing to see that diners are embracing such a variety of foods, whether they're ordering a nutritious bowl, vegan cuisine or barbecue."

Grubhub's data analysts looked at foods that climbed in popularity, using order data from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2017. In addition, analysts looked at spikes in popularity for dishes that were expected to rise in popularity, according to culinary reports published at the end of 2016.

Additional Data Findings Include:
Six months into the year, here are 2017's trendiest delivery dishes:

  • Poke bowls -- 365% increase in orders
  • Bite-sized foods
    • Pretzel bites -- 238% increase in orders
    • Mac and cheese bites -- 78% increase in orders
    • Mini corn dogs -- 76% increase in orders
  • Chicken fried steak -- 103% increase in orders
  • Avocado toast -- 93% increase in orders
  • Grilled and traditional barbecued dishes
    • Barbecue beans -- 106% increase in orders
    • Jumbo barbecue chicken wings -- 78% increase in orders
    • Sirloin steak -- 77% increase in orders

Bowls, vegan dishes and charcuterie are trendy favorites. Here is a closer look at each category:

  • Top five trendiest bowls:
    • Steak guacamole bowl
    • Marinated beef bibimbap bowl
    • Chili coconut curry bowl
    • Tikka masala curry bowl
    • Vermicelli and pork bowl
  • Top five vegan dishes:
    • Vegan quesadilla
    • Tofu wings
    • Teriyaki quinoa bowl
    • Samosa chaat
    • Vegan calzone
  • Top five charcuterie ingredients:
    • Pickled raisins
    • Salumi
    • Sourdough bread
    • Prosciutto
    • Blue cheese

Trendiest Winter Foods (January and February):

  • Penne rosa -- 385% more ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Ribeye pho -- 127% more ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Fried chicken sandwich -- 124% ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year

Trendiest Spring Foods (March and April):

  • Beer battered onion rings -- 53% more ordered during spring 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Greek bowl -- 46% more ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Miso soup -- 46% more ordered during winter 2017 vs. rest of the year

Trendiest Early Summer Foods (May and June):

  • Roasted Brussels sprouts -- 301% more ordered during summer 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Pretzel bites -- 98% more ordered during summer 2017 vs. rest of the year
  • Poke bowl -- 96% more ordered during summer 2017 vs. rest of the year

In addition to the national data findings, Grubhub analysts also looked into data on the regional level and is available upon request.

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About Grubhub
Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB) is the nation's leading online and mobile takeout food-ordering marketplace with the most comprehensive network of restaurant partners and largest active diner base. Dedicated to moving eating forward and connecting diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, the company's platforms and services strive to elevate food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub is proud to work with more than 55,000 restaurant partners in over 1,100 U.S. cities and London. The Grubhub portfolio of brands includes Grubhub, Seamless, AllMenus and MenuPages.

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