CHICAGO, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans begin dusting off the red, white and blue decorations, GrubHub, the nation's number one food ordering service, dusted off the past year of orders to identify the most patriotic food. While it may come as no surprise that pizza tops the list of favorite American foods, diners' tastes have evolved to prefer more unusual pizza toppings, with Hawaiian and Buffalo Chicken ranking among GrubHub's most popular pizza toppings.
To identify the most popular American food, GrubHub analysts sorted through more than 2.5 million orders from restaurants serving American cuisine. Although pizza originated in the Italian city of Naples, the American iteration of this culinary staple has had a special place in American hearts since the early 1800s. According to GrubHub diners, the most popular pizza is cheese, with Hawaiian and Buffalo Chicken rounding out the top five:
American's Favorite Pizza*
1. Cheese Pizza
2. Pepperoni Pizza
3. Sausage Pizza
4. Hawaiian Pizza
5. Buffalo Chicken Pizza
"While it may seem bizarre that Hawaiian pizza is so popular, it isn't that surprising given how much the food industry has changed in the past few years," said Matt Maloney, GrubHub co-founder and CEO. "Even the way people order food has changed. Instead of reading an order over the phone to a restaurant, diners can now tap a few buttons on GrubHub's mobile app and order enough to feed their entire 4th of July party."
Whether diners decide to go American over the holiday or not, GrubHub's online and mobile ordering platforms are fully supported by GrubHub's 24/7 customer service team:
- GrubHub handles everything. Stuck in a post-fireworks traffic jam and afraid you won't be home in time to meet the delivery driver? Contact GrubHub's customer service team, and they will handle all communications with the restaurant.
- No language barriers. GrubHub's customer service team speaks up to eight different languages at any time, helping GrubHub serve its diverse diner and restaurant base.
- Always accessible. Regardless of a diner's preferred method of communication, GrubHub is there. GrubHub's customer service team is available via phone, chat, twitter or email.
For more information about GrubHub and to see what restaurants are available for pickup and delivery in your area, please visit GrubHub.com.
GrubHub is the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering platform that shows diners local restaurants available for delivery or pick up. Available in more than 300 cities across the nation, GrubHub features more than 15,000 online ordering restaurants and, as the parent company of Allmenus, lists approximately 250,000 restaurant menus. Diners who order through GrubHub's free website or mobile apps can pay with cash, credit or PayPal™, and every order is supported by GrubHub's 24/7 customer service. Founded in 2004, GrubHub is a privately held company and is headquartered in Chicago.
*According to GrubHub diner orders processed between 6/1/11-6/1/12