What’s the best sweet for your sweet? Waitr delivers your answer

Popular food delivery app lists its customer favorites

VICTORIA, Texas – Valentine’s Day has historically been one of the busiest nights of the year for the restaurant on-demand platform Waitr (usually #1 or #2 for the year). It’s pretty easy to see why – instead of eating shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers, you can order your favorite food, splurge on dessert and enjoy a romantic meal without ever leaving home.

What may surprise you is Valentine’s Day is only the fourth-largest holiday of the year for confectionery purchases (after Halloween, Easter and Christmas). But that doesn’t stop people ordering up their favorite dessert. In fact, the number of after-dinner treats spikes significantly on Valentine’s Day, often quadrupling a typical day’s stats.

Here are the top five dessert items that spike in business on Valentine’s Day (and the percentage they increase):

  • Dipped Strawberries – 433%
  • Cookie Cake – 366%
  • Cupcakes – 329%
  • Apple Fritter – 200%
  • Bread Pudding – 200%

And if you’re interested what in food dishes also spike on Waitr orders for this special day, here’s that top-10 list along with the percentage increase:

  • Sirloin – 345%
  • Fried Shrimp – 250%
  • Steak Fried Rice – 250%
  • Chicken Alfredo Calzone – 247%
  • Ribeye Po’boy – 230%
  • Filet Mignon – 224%
  • Jerk Chicken – 205%
  • Fried Catfish – 200%
  • Fried Ravioli – 200%
  • Pastrami Sub – 200%

Launched in 2015, Waitr is a leader in on-demand food ordering and delivery. Waitr, along with recently acquired food delivery company Bite Squad, connects local restaurants to hungry diners in underserved U.S. markets. Together they are the most convenient way to discover, order and receive great food from the best local restaurants and national chains.

The information in this article is from a press release sent to Newscenter 25 by Waitr.