GrubHub, a mobile food ordering service has indicated that there are gender differences in takeout orders which include day, time, location, and food type. MeatingPlace.com recently reported that GrubHub analyzed one year’s data of more than 30,000 restaurants in 700 cities and found:
– Both men and women most frequently ordered pizza, fries, salad, and soups. However, that is where the similarities end. Men tend to favor American type foods, while women more commonly ordered Asian inspired dishes.
– Men were also more likely to order: Boneless Chicken Wings, Chicken Parmesan, General Tso’s Chicken, and Bacon Cheeseburgers.
– Women were more likely to order: Seaweed Salad, Edamame, Avocado Rolls, House Salads, and Shrimp Tempura Rolls.
GrubHub also tracked “fad” foods, and found that women prefer healthier menu options than men.
“Fad” food chosen by men included: Bacon, Poutine, Sriracha, Biscuits, and Fried Chicken.
“Fad” foods chosen by women included: Chia Seeds, Pressed Juice, Cupcakes, Frozen Yogurt, and Beets.
And finally, GrubHub also found that men are 55% more likely to order food between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. than women; and men are more likely to place pick-up orders than women. However, women are 30% more likely to order food to work than men. Women are also more likely to order food during breakfast hours (8 a.m.-11 a.m.) than men.
Do these trends fit you? I have to admit that neither one fits me very well. I am a good mix of both the male and female trends described by GrubHub!