We laughed, we cried, and we ordered in.
Click below or scroll to see the delivery highlights, popular
eats in certain cities, and top trending dishes of 2016.
ORDER
HISTORY
TAKEOUT
TRENDS
CITY
EATS
A LOOK BACK AT WHAT INSPIRED OUR ORDERS
JAN 9
POWERBALL HITS $1B
Lotto hopefuls spent it like they
already won it. The most expensive
dish? A $74.95 porterhouse steak.
JAN 12
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.
JAN 21
WINTER STORM JONAS
The storm came in strong,
while tomato soup, which
spiked 230%, kept us warm.
JAN 28
WHO ANNOUNCES ZIKA OUTBREAK
The Zika outbreak inspired us all to keep it
healthy, resulting in a 138% order increase
for fennel-infused dishes.
FEB 7
SUPER BOWL 50
The big game met big appetites for
wings, with orders scoring a 97% increase.
APRIL 7
AMERICAN IDOL SERIES FINALE
After 15 years on air, American Idol said
goodbye and America ate its feelings
with stuffed jalapeños.
APRIL 21
PRINCE PASSES AWAY
On the day Prince passed away,
orders of dishes containing the
term ‘purple’ spiked 145%.
MAY 28
HARAMBE SCANDAL
On the day of the Harambe
incident, comfort foods such as
garlic bread and biscuits &
gravy increased in orders.
JUNE 1
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.
JUNE 26
THRONES SEASON FINALE
Red dragon rolls spiked 186% in orders —
perhaps in honor of the Queen?
AUG 9
SUMMER OLYMPICS
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.
SEPT 26
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.
OCT 13
BOB DYLAN WINS NOBEL PRIZE
While recognizing an American icon,
we bit into an American classic. Fried
chicken spiked 53%.
NOV 2
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%.
NOV 8
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!"
NOV 24
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
SPIKED 0%
CHICKEN & WAFFLES ORDERS
SPIKED 0%
TONKOTSU RAMEN ORDERS
SPIKED 0%
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN ORDERS
SPIKED 0%
OXTAIL ORDERS
SPIKED 0%
DISHES RISING INTO POPULARITY FOR 2017

TAMALES

POKE

BRISKET

TATER TOTS

PHO

0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
TRENDING DISHES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF
JAPANESE, HAWAIIAN, AND SOUTH AMERICAN CUISINES ARE
TRENDING UP
FOR 2017
SEE EACH CITY'S MOST ORDERED DISH
Seattle
VEGETARIAN SAMOSAS
PORTLAND
PANANG CURRY
San francisco
CARNE ASADA
BURRITO
San Jose
BUTTER CHICKEN
LOs angeles
SPICY SCALLOP ROLL
San diego
STEAK TACOS
LAs vegas
GARLIC NAAN
phoenix
CARNE ASADA BURRITO
Denver
FRIED PICKLES
Dallas
CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
austin
BRISKET
SANDWICH
Houston
CHILE CON QUESO
Chicago
TONKOTSU
RAMEN
st. louis
CHICKEN QUESADILLA
Detroit
BANANA PUDDING
cleveland
GRILLED CHEESE
SANDWICH
atlanta
SWEET POTATO FRIES
Boston
KIMCHI FRIED
RICE
new york
BARBACOA TACOS
philadelphia
CARNE ASADA
BURRITO
Washington D.C.
CHANA MASALA
miami
JERK CHICKEN
ORDER DATA SHOWS EACH CITY’S DISH PREFERENCE
LA LOVES MARGHERITA PIZZA
BOSTON LOVES CHEESY FRIES
CHICAGO LOVES TACO SALAD
PHILLY LOVES TIKKA MASALA
SF LOVES VEGGIE PIZZA
NYC LOVES CURLY FRIES
DETROIT LOVES
GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD
WASHINGTON D.C.
LOVES CHANA MASALA
LOCALLY LOVED
Burrito
PHOENIX
Vegetarian
SEATTLE
Tex-Mex
DALLAS
BBQ
ST. LOUIS
Healthy
D.C.
MOST POPULAR ORDERS
Here’s to the dishes that made us hungry,
happy and ready to take on 2017.
LARGEST ORDER
The largest order of the year consisted of 120 tacos,
5 orders of guacamole, 10 orders of chips and salsa, and 5
orders of rice and beans.
BIGGEST FAN
One Grubhub customer took their delivery skills to the
next level by placing 751 orders throughout the year.
MOST POPULAR MOBILE ORDERS
Those who placed mobile orders definitely ordered
on-the-go. Of these orders, pizza rolls and bacon egg,
and cheese sandwiches were the most popular.
The Dish on 2016
Takeout Trends 2016
City Eats