Food delivery industry in the U.S. - Statistics & Facts

In 2016, the revenue of the restaurant industry in the United States reached 782.67 billion U.S. dollars, with the fast food industry contributing an estimated 206 billion U.S. dollars to this figure. Consumer spending on food delivery in 2015 was worth around 30 billion U.S. dollars - four billion U.S. dollars of this was accounted for by online delivery sales. Delivery services are a popular dining option with U.S. consumers, as a November 2016 survey found that 20 percent of respondents use food delivery at least once a week.


In 2016, around 48 percent of U.S. diners stated that they enjoy using food delivery services 'very much' or 'quite a lot'. Men seem to prefer ordering food for delivery with 25 percent of male respondents stating that they enjoy using such services 'very much', compared to only 16 percent of women.

Pizza was by far the most popular type of cuisine ordered for takeout or delivery in 2016, holding the largest share of the food delivery market. After pizza came Asian food, sandwiches and then Italian. In 2016, consumer spending on pizza delivery in the U.S. reached ten billion U.S. dollars, a figure which has remained steady for the last half decade. In 2015, Pizza Hut was the leading pizza restaurant chain in the United States, followed by Domino's Pizza and Little Caesars.

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