Looks like a lot of you snubbed carnitas in 2018. According to year-end data from Grubhub, the food that experienced the biggest surge on the delivery platform this year was the bean burrito.
Notably, the 2018 list featured zero red meat, although chicken made a strong showing. Of the top 10 items, which Grubhub defines as the items that surged the most, five were chicken: chicken slider (#3), chicken burrito (#5), chicken sandwich (#6), chicken and waffle slider (#8), and parmesan chicken (#9).
There were also two cauliflower entries — cauliflower rice bowl (#7) and buffalo cauliflower (ew, #10) — as well as one pork entry (baby back pork rib at #4) and one seafood entry (the ever-popular poke bowl at #2). We have long been skeptical of the delivery poke bowl — why not just go eat a fresh one? — but it looks like our fellow orderers do not agree.
GrubHub also released breakfast and late night lists, which feel a little more “wow, very unnerving that this company keeps data on the gyro I ate at 4am.” They’re pretty unsurprising, although we do appreciate the gastric bravery of people eating stuffed jalapeños (#1 on the late-night list) and spicy miso ramen (#2) right before going to sleep.
And congrats to French toast for appearing on both the late night and breakfast lists. French toast, we always knew you could do it.
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