With much of the country under some level of quarantine, dining out has become a thing of the past. However, food delivery services such as Seamless, Grubhub, and Postmates are still alive and well. For the past several weeks, CivicScience has taken the pulse of takeout and delivery, to better understand how U.S. adults are navigating meals during this uncertain time.
This week, 22% of U.S. adults have had food delivered up from 19% the week before.
Month-over-month data ranks Gen Z (58% of whom make $50K or less a year) the most likely to get delivery. However, the highest-income earners are still leading the way overall, 23% of whom ordered delivery in the 30 days.While those without kids use food delivery apps more often than parents, month-over-month data show the number of parents ordering delivery increasing. Between February and March alone, parents using delivery apps increased from 16% to 20% while only increasing from 27% to 28% for non-parents.As it stands, delivery is still alive and well–for a little over one-fifth of U.S. adults looking to dine out while staying in. This data continues to show us that the convenience might outweigh the cost while life and work routines have become stationary at the homebase.