A new report is helping retailers to remain on trend with college students’ eating habits.
EatStreet has released a new report, Student’s Back-to-School Ordering Habits, to help foodservice operators to ensure that they are carrying what students want this school year.
From crazy combos to critically important news that finally puts the ranch versus bleu cheese debate to rest, EatStreet has revealed crucial information on the ordering habits of college students.
Thanks to EatStreet researchers, the world now knows: Macaroni salad is ordered more often than cinnamon sticks, and cream cheese is added as a pizza topping (yes, this is a thing), more than mushrooms and jalapeños combined.
Pepperoni remains the king of pizza toppings, reigning supreme year in and year out. Veggie lovers, though, are making a push for the top spot nationally, trailing the champ by only 10 percentage points.
As for ranch versus bleu cheese? It’s not even close. Ranch gets 70% of the orders, while bleu cheese pulls in 26%.
“EatStreet caters to college towns, giving us good insight into what – and when – students are eating,” said Matt Howard, CEO and co-founder of EatStreet. “Nothing brings people together like food – and probably beer – which is why we’re highlighting what students are eating. It’s easy to throw a great party when you know what everyone likes to eat.”
With that in mind EatStreet, which provides online food ordering to hundreds of college towns through its app and website, pulled together the below infographic to help students reach back-to-school food-ordering bliss. Eat it up.