New Year’s Eve, as historically one of the biggest party nights of the year, is guaranteed to cause more than a few groggy headaches the morning after. That’s why we’re dubbing GrubHub’s recent data that reveals the most-ordered food on New Year’s Day, America’s favorite hangover food to ring in 2016.One food that is overwhelmingly popular on January 1 is deep dish pizza. Apparently, Chicago-style pies are popular remedies for getting back on your feet following a night of Champagne toasts.
On New Year’s Day 2015, GrubHub customers were 3,252 percent more likely to order a deep dish pizza than on any other random Thursday. Deep dish pizza won by a landslide, but other popular options included hash browns (which spiked 290 percent on January 1), eggs benedict (270 percent), Belgian waffles (251 percent), and omelettes (231 percent). It seems that when you go beyond the deep dish, most people start out their new year with brunch delivery. (Hey, it beats out trying to scramble for a brunch reservation at an actual restaurant!)
“I think of it as the Cyber Monday of the restaurant delivery year," Sandra Glading, GrubHub head of communications, told CNBC. "You can tell that people are treating themselves on the first day of the year.”