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KIEV, UKRAINE - OCTOBER 03: An Uber Eats food courier rides in the city center on October 03, 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine. Uber has established itself firmly in Kiev and is now facing local competitors. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the way Americans eat. Baking bread is the latest craze. Restaurants are closed except for take out and delivery. Grubhub calculated which foods rose in popularity in the Midwest, Northeast, South, and West during the first month of social distancing for most Americans.  New data from the food delivery service analyzed what food items were more frequently ordered in each region from March 15 through April 14 and compared that with orders from previous months.


  • Sausage, egg and cheese burrito: 341% more popular
  • Chili con queso: 204% more popular
  • Plant-based sausage breakfast sandwich: 119% more popular
  • Glazed doughnut: 115% more popular
  • Red velvet cupcake: 113% more popular


  • Mac and cheese: 220% more popular
  • Carne asada bowl: 203% more popular
  • Barbecued bacon chicken sandwich: 198% more popular
  • Nashville hot chicken sandwich: 173% more popular
  • Shrimp Alfredo: 151% more popular


  • Burrito bowl: 345% more popular
  • Grilled steak burrito: 293% more popular
  • Nashville hot chicken sandwich: 157% more popular
  • Baby back ribs: 108% more popular
  • Bourbon chicken: 100% more popular


  • Chicken croissant: 375% more popular
  • Doughnut hole: 369% more popular
  • Chili con queso: 234% more popular
  • Grilled chicken sandwich: 149% more popular
  • Green chile cheeseburger: 127% more popular