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

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

Statistics and facts on the food delivery industry in the U.S.

In 2015, the revenue of the restaurant industry in the United States reached 745.61 billion U.S. dollars, with the fast food industry contributing an estimated 203 billion U.S. dollars to this figure. Off-premises dining, which includes takeout and delivery, held an 18 percent market share of the fast food industry in 2013. 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.

When ordering food for off-premises dining, takeout was more popular than delivery for meals that were to be eaten at home. When dining at work or at school, however, delivery was preferred. 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 food ordered for takeout or delivery in 2013, being the food of choice for nearly three quarters of Americans. After pizza came sandwiches or burgers and Chinese food. In 2015, consumer spending on pizza delivery in the U.S. reached 9.7 billion U.S. dollars. In the same year, Pizza Hut was the leading pizza restaurant chain in the United States, followed by Domino's Pizza and Little Caesars.

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