• 2019: Year in Review

    Evan O'MalleyHere for a food time.


    From impossible burgers to chicken sandwich crazes, we’ve seen many food trends come and go through 2019. Now that we’re starting to dig into 2020, we wanted to take a look back on the tasty trends that took hold at Waitr over the past year.

    Top 3 of 2019


    Live, Laugh, Loaf

    Y’all breadder believe that Waitr’s top dish this year was the sub sandwich! From toasted hoagies to cold classics, this smashin’ sammy made it all the way to the top for 2019. Special shout out to Darrell’s for serving up his famous special Poboy (not pictured) and topping the delivery charts in Lake Charles. LA.


    Beloved Buns

    Coming in hot at number 2 is our commander in beef: the burger. Many different variations of this beefy beauty ranked high on our lists, with Five Guys Burgers & Fries claiming a high percentage of orders. Whether smothered in cheese or layered to perfection with veggies, this timeless pick deserves a patty on the back for a year well done.


     

    Lettuce Celebrate!

    With greener dishes on the rise, it’s not unusual to see the third most-ordered food for Waitr customers in 2019 was salad! From Cobb to Caesar to everything in between, folks hopped on the healthy train by ordering lush leaves to their doors.


     

    December’s Top Dish


    As the year was coming to a close, we wanted to give a shout out to the dish that captured the hearts and stomachs of Waitr customers in the last month of 2019. Versatile, healthy and oh, soy delicious, sushi rolled right into the top spot for December! We’re glad our good chum is makin’ waves and hope that it makes the top of the charts again soon!


     

    Surprising Food Trend


    Apart from the usual suspects, there was one interesting pick that exceeded expectations and increased in popularity by almost 60,000% in 2019! Let’s give a big cheer for the chili dog for spicing up the lists in the past year. Smothered in ooey-gooey goodness, this classic American pick was a pleasant surprise.


     

    Trending Dish of 2019


    Though not the most-ordered food of the year, there was a dish that increased 485% in popularity from 2018. Ranking number one on the trending charts was ramen! You asked us to send noods…and we did. Like, a lot. From spicy to savory, this brothy beaut’ is a welcomed trend.


    What a flavorful farewell to 2019! Our motto for 2020 is New Year, New Food and so we challenge you to branch out and try some new restaurants and dishes you may not have eaten before! Maybe start a new food trend? We’re excited to see the exciting new foodventures to come in the new year.