Top times for purchasing prepared foods in convenience stores in U.S. 2019

This statistic depicts the results of a 2019 survey in which U.S. consumers who recently bought prepared food from a convenience store were asked what time of day they last purchased the food. The survey found that the most popular time to purchase prepared food from convenience stores was the late afternoon, between 4 p.m. and 6:59 p.m.

Most popular times of day for purchasing prepared foods from c-stores among consumers in the United States in 2019

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Release date

May 2019


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,029 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Convenience store shoppers who purchased prepared foods in the past month

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