More Football Fans Feasting at Home for Game Time During 2012 Season San Francisco, Chicago and Atlanta Among Top Cities for Pre-Game Eats

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 football season has officially kicked off and GrubHub, the nation's number one online and mobile food ordering service, predicts that fans will continue to huddle at home to cheer on their favorite teams. Home food ordering continues to grow in popularity as GrubHub data reveals that pre-game orders spiked more than 35 percent for the first four weeks of the 2012 professional football season when compared to the same timeframe during the 2011 season1.

When broken down by market, San Francisco topped the list of football cities with the highest bump in game-time order volume (with more than 100 percent order growth), while the nation's capital only saw a 10 percent increase in game-time orders.

Cities with the Biggest Spike in Pre-Game Grubbin'2

  1. San Francisco
  2. Phoenix
  3. Oakland, Calif.
  4. Chicago
  5. San Diego
  6. Atlanta
  7. Seattle
  8. New York City
  9. Denver
  10. Washington, D.C.

"When it comes to watching football, the best seat in the house really is at home," said Susanne Dawursk, GrubHub's brand marketing director. "There's always a better view – especially with HD – and you can order a great variety of takeout from GrubHub's free mobile app without leaving the couch or missing a single play."

No matter where football fans choose to watch the game, or what they choose to eat, GrubHub makes it easy to pre-game with a great meal. Here are some tips to kick your game-time tradition up a notch:

  • GrubHub Tackles It. Game-time decision to change your side of ranch to bleu cheese? Call, chat or tweet GrubHub's 24/7-customer service team. Once you place your order, GrubHub takes care of everything so you can focus on the football game.
  • Full Coverage. Going to a viewing party? Plan and pay for your potluck contribution on GrubHub's free mobile app as you walk out the door. Either schedule a quick pickup or meet your delivery driver at the party.
  • Got a Hail Mary? Tired of the typical seven-layer dip and potato salad? GrubHub's 80+ cuisine filters help you find the food you want, anytime, anywhere.

For more information about GrubHub and to see what restaurants are available for pickup and delivery in your area, please visit GrubHub.com.

About GrubHub

GrubHub is the nation's number one online and mobile food ordering service that shows diners local restaurants available for delivery or pick up. Available in more than 400 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.

1 Order volume increase based on data collected the hour before kickoff on games played between 9/1/11-10/1/11 and 9/1/12-10/1/12, compared to their corresponding weeks in the 15 weeks prior to football season.

2 Order volume increase based on data collected the hour before kickoff on games played between 9/1/11-1/1/12, compared to data collected during the same timeframes in the 15 weeks prior to football season (5/1/11-8/30/2012).

SOURCE GrubHub



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