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Summer Food Delivery Trends Forecast: Arroz Con Pollo, Turkey Sandwiches and Poke Will be in High Demand this Summer, According to Data from Bite Squad

May 21, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2019--

If you want to know what foods will be getting delivered a lot more this Summer, Bite Squad, an on-demand restaurant delivery service has the answer. According to company data regarding delivery trends between the summer 2017 and summer 2018, the following menu items are likely to see an increase in food delivery this summer:

Top 10 Summer Food delivery Items by percentage increase in popularity*:
1. Arroz Con Pollo: 804%
2. Turkey Sandwiches: 113%
3. Poke: 83%
4. Hibachi: 80%
5. Philly Cheesesteak: 68%
6. Hot Dog: 67%
7. Antipasto: 61%
8. Sub Sandwiches: 57%
9. Mozzarella Sticks: 46%
10. Chicken Wings: 45%

Beverage delivery is another category that continues to evolve and grow in popularity. According to Bite Squad’s data, popular summer beverages are seeing an uptick as guests become more accustomed to using delivery for standalone beverage purchases. Milkshakes and tea-based beverages lead the way:

Top 10 Drink delivery items for Summer 2019:

1. Milkshakes
2. Lemonade
3. Iced Tea
4. Soda
5. Sweet Tea
6. Thai Tea
7. Smoothies
8. Boba Milk Tea
9. Gatorade
10. Bottled Water

“This data shows a unique cross-section of classic delivery items such as sandwiches, hot dogs and wings as well as some less expected items like arroz con pollo, hibachi and antipasto,” said Craig Key, Head of Growth for Waitr. “Summer is a time where people are outdoors and enjoying foods that fit their lifestyles. So whether you are looking for a delicious milkshake or a fresh order of poke, at Bite Squad our goal is to deliver these items fast and fresh, wherever you are.”

The data did find that not all menu items grow in popularity with warmer weather. During summer months, selections such as soup, pad Thai and egg rolls see a decrease in delivery interest as guests turn to popular cold food and drink items to satisfy their cravings.

*To forecast foods that will be popular in summer 2019, Bite Squad analyzed orders over the past two summer seasons from June 1 - August 31. The company identified dishes with the highest positive rate of change in order volume between summer 2017 and summer 2018. That rate of change was used to predict which dishes will continue to rise in summer 2019.

About Bite Squad
Bite Squad, a subsidiary of Waitr Holdings Inc., is a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery. Founded in 2012, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bite Squad partners with more than 11,000 restaurants across more than 375 cities to deliver fresh food straight to the customer’s door, quickly and hassle-free. To learn more about Bite Squad or to download the top-rated Bite Squad mobile apps, visit bitesquad.com. For press kit, images and b-roll, please visit: https://bitesquad.blog/press/bite-squad-press-kit/.

About Waitr Holdings Inc.
Founded in 2013 and based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Waitr is a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery. Its platforms connect local restaurants to hungry diners in underserved markets in America’s heartland, providing a convenient way for diners to discover, order and receive great food from a wide variety of local restaurants and national chains. As of December 31, 2018, Waitr operated in small and medium sized markets in the Southeastern United States, spanning more than 250 cities. On January 17, 2019, Waitr acquired Bite Squad, expanding its scale and footprint across the United States to more than 600 cities.

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