A LOOK BACK AT WHAT INSPIRED OUR ORDERS
Lotto hopefuls spent it like they
already won it. The most expensive
dish? A $74.95 porterhouse steak.
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FINAL
STATE OF THE UNION
American cuisine staples proved our patriotic
spirits were high, with New England clam
chowder taking precedence in order trends.
The storm came in strong,
while tomato soup, which
spiked 230%, kept us warm.
WHO ANNOUNCES ZIKA OUTBREAK
The Zika outbreak inspired us all to keep it
healthy, resulting in a 138% order increase
for fennel-infused dishes.
The big game met big appetites for
wings, with orders scoring a 97% increase.
AMERICAN IDOL SERIES FINALE
After 15 years on air, American Idol said
goodbye and America ate its feelings
with stuffed jalapeños.
PRINCE PASSES AWAY
On the day Prince passed away,
orders of dishes containing the
term ‘purple’ spiked 145%.
On the day of the Harambe
incident, comfort foods such as
garlic bread and biscuits &
gravy increased in orders.
CALVIN HARRIS &
TAYLOR SWIFT BREAK UP
The nation dealt with the loss of our
favorite couple, with orders of General Tso's
shrimp, crab rangoon, and pan pizza.
THRONES SEASON FINALE
Red dragon rolls spiked 186% in orders —
perhaps in honor of the Queen?
US WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS TEAM WINS GOLD
We said, “go team!” with protein. Beef
brisket brought home the gold while the
US women’s gymnastics team showed us
who runs the world.
FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
There’s no doubt about what America
was hungry for as they watched the
debate: bean and cheese burritos won
the popular vote.
BOB DYLAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE
While recognizing an American icon,
we bit into an American classic. Fried
chicken spiked 53%.
CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN!
Chicagoans celebrated their World Series
win in the most Chicagoan way they knew
how. Hot dog orders in the city spiked 36%.
DONALD TRUMP ELECTED PRESIDENT
Turns out we were just as impatient for our food as
the election results, with one special instruction
reading, "Come ASAP, this election is crazy!"
Ellen DeGeneres Awarded
Presidential Medal of Freedom
As we recognized a superwoman, orders containing
superfoods including acai and sweet potatoes spiked.
THESE DISHES PROVED MOST POPULAR THIS YEAR
MOST POPULAR DISHES IN 2016
MAC & CHEESE ORDERS
CHICKEN & WAFFLES ORDERS
TONKOTSU RAMEN ORDERS
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN ORDERS
DISHES RISING INTO POPULARITY FOR 2017
TRENDING DISHES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF
JAPANESE, HAWAIIAN, AND SOUTH AMERICAN CUISINES ARE
- SPANISH TRANSLATION FOR VEAL
- A SAVORY, BREADED AND STUFFED JAPANESE SNACK
- SPAM MUSUBI
- THINK SUSHI, WITH A SLICE OF SPAM
- TRADITIONAL LATIN AMERICAN SOUP
- TWICE FRIED PLANTAINS, ALSO KNOWN AS TOSTONES