Grubhub recently provided data on donut orders.
SPOILER ALERT! People LOVE DONUTS and DOUGHNUTS.
Grubhub recently examined the changes in it's donut orders over the last year. Here are their findings:
Donut bites: 167% more popular
Iced donut: 128% more popular
Coconut donut: 114% more popular
Creme brulee donut: 105% more popular
Cinnamon roll donut: 99% more popular
Rainbow donut: 97% more popular
Chocolate frosted donut: 92% more popular
Donut sandwich: 82% more popular
Chocolate custard filled donut: 78% more popular
Cinnamon sugar donut: 75% more popular
In the western United States, the honey glazed donut is the most popular (572% more popular this year), followed by crème brulee (357%) and churro (340%). The Midwest keeps it traditional, with the old-fashioned donut topping the list (529% more popular this year), followed by chocolate glazed (449%). The Northeast is getting trendy, with vegan donuts on the rise (695% more popular), followed by donut sundae (658%) and Nutella croissant donut (431%). Finally, the South keeps it simple, with sugar-covered and filled donuts leading the pack.
Crazy donut concoctions are also prevalent throughout the country, with standout donut orders including Thai donut with sweet milk sauce, donut bacon melt, grasshopper donut, mac and cheese donut, and espresso honeycomb donut.
Although donuts are increasing in popularity throughout the day, Grubhub reports that breakfast remains the #1 time to order donuts, followed by lunch and late-night.