What America Orders for Delivery

September 26, 2016

One would think that stereotypical “delivery dishes” like lo mein and pizza would be an overwhelming favorite with Americans summoning dinner to their door, but with the pervasiveness of smartphones and the rise of food delivery apps, favorite delivery menus are becoming more diverse. Americans placed nearly one billion online orders in 2015, according to Quartz and marketing research company NPD Group, up 125 percent from 2010. That means top online food-ordering companies like GrubHub and DoorDash are collecting tons of data that can give insight into what kinds of food people get sent to their homes.

So we asked