DoorDash is undoubtedly one of the most used platforms in the country to get food, beverages, groceries, and many other products with just a few clicks. The platform has grown remarkably since its inception in 2013, and after a decade, it remains one of the most used mobile delivery apps in the country.
In its early years, DoorDash focused on expanding into new markets. In 2014, the company had a presence in just 10 cities. By 2017, however, it was operating in more than 1,000 cities worldwide.DoorDash experienced a significant surge in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As more people stayed home to comply with social distancing guidelines, the demand for food delivery services increased. In fact, and as we will remember from the news and social media, the most requested product on DoorDash during 2020 was toilet paper, with a 200% increase compared to 2019.
DoorDash managed to capitalize on this trend with a remarkable revenue growth of 226% in 2020, which is a considerable increase compared to previous years. This growth can be attributed to the company’s ability to quickly adapt to the changing market conditions and meet the evolving needs of its customers. DoorDash’s success in navigating the pandemic has solidified its position as a leading player in the food delivery industry.
Today, the on-demand food delivery service operates in over 7,000 cities worldwide. The delivery app has more than 1 million delivery drivers and partners with more than 700,000 restaurants, with millions of delicious menu items waiting to be ordered by hungry diners. However, 10 DoorDash dishes stand out above the rest.
The 10 most ordered dishes on DoorDash in 2024
It’s been 10 years since the creation of the company founded by Tony Xu, Stanley Tang, Andy Fang, and Evan Moore, and, just as there are hundreds of new restaurants and new dishes since the first year in which the first metrics were taken, there is food that is still just as ordered as it was a decade ago. Let’s compare the most ordered food at DoorDash in 2013 and, on the other hand, the top 10 most purchased meals on DoorDash ten years later, in 2024.
DoorDash’s most-ordered food in 2013
- Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
- Pork Potstickers
- Tomato Bisque Soup
- Cobb Salad
- Sweet potato Fries
- Grilled Cheese Sandwich
DoorDash’s most-ordered food in 2024
- Chicken Quesadilla
- Mozzarella Sticks
- Garlic Naan
- Spicy Chicken Sandwich
- Pepperoni Pizza
- Chips & Queso
- Traditional Wings
- Cobb Salad
- Fried Rice
DoorDash’s 2024 Trends Report just dropped. It gives us a look at the top food orders of the past year. Though not as bizarre as the one from UberEats a few months back, it’s still quite interesting and even takes us back to 2013 to see what the trends were a decade ago when it first began operations. #foodnews#doordash#ubereats#lunch#dinner#takeout#delivery#frenchfries#coffee#groceryshopping#fyp
There are no direct matches between the 2013 and 2024 lists. However, there has been a change in preferences over the years. In 2013, meals reflected a variety of choices, including dishes such as Chipotle Chicken Sandwich, Pork Potstickers, and Guacamole.
On the other hand, in 2024, trends show a leaning toward more classic and popular items, such as fries, chicken quesadillas, pepperoni pizza, and spicy chicken sandwiches.
These changes in the most requested dishes reflect the changing eating habits of Americans. Mexican food is more popular than ever due to the growing Hispanic population in the United States. Asian food has also become more popular due to the growing popularity of international cuisine. Vegetarian food has also become more popular due to a growing awareness of sustainability and health.