Do you know what Las Vegas customers' request the most?
At the height of the pandemic, rideshare takeout was one of the few options for hungry Las Vegans who didn’t have time (or lacked the skill) to cook. It should be no surprise that Uber Eats, one of the commonly used delivery services in town, have been keeping a record of what’s popular among neighbors in the community.
The company’s 12-month breakdown of all those orders shows Las Vegas is among the Top 15 cities for late night deliveries – though you’d think we’d be No. 1.
Uber was good enough to share some additional facts from their Uber Eats Cravings Report with Off the Strip. If you’ve ever wanted to know what everyone else is having, here are the highlights.
No. 1: Extra Sauce
Las Vegas is a city of excess, so of course the most popular request was extra sauce. Uber didn’t get into the sauce specifics, so that will be left to your imagination.
No. 2: No Sour Cream
It shouldn’t even have to be a request, but, like lettuce, restaurants insist on burdening their patrons with something they didn’t ask for, don’t need, and don’t want.
Most Unique Request: No Pico de Gallo. That’s fine, it’s not for everyone, and it’s not as offensive as the aforementioned lettuce.
Most Popular Convenience Items
No. 1: Takis Fuego Hot Chili Pepper & Lime Tortilla Chips
That’s no surprise either, Takis are amazing and seemingly in limited supply if you’re shopping in my neighborhood.
No. 2: Chester’s Hot Fries
Strangest Fact: According to Uber, one Las Vegas customer placed the same McDonald’s order 422 times in the last year. It’s not really anyone’s business, but unless that customer is doing a “Super Size Me”thing, maybe ease up on the cholesterol?
BEST OF THE REST
The Uber Eats Cravings Report is a snapshot of the most popular, most unusual, and most unique delivery order requests the company sees each year. Here’s more from the report:
Top Seller: Bananas are the No. 1 selling grocery item in the United States. Uber sold more than 25,150 pounds of bananas in the U.S. in September alone.
Odd Combos: Prosciutto and Pickles, Bell Peppers and Cream Cheese, Watermelon and Yellow Mustard, Ice Cream and Hot Sauce and Pizza and Sauerkraut topped 2021’s list of most unexpected food combos.
Most Popular: French fries, Pad Thai, and garlic naan topped the list of the most frequently ordered items.
Special Requests: Extra soy sauce, extra spicy and extra gravy were on the rise last year, while requests for extra avocado, extra mayo, extra pickle, and extra ranch slowed down.
Pickiest Eaters: Eaters in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Georgia are most often adding special instructions to their orders. People in West Virginia, Delaware, Utah, South Dakota and Missouri rarely add special instructions.
Most Polite: Montana, Vermont, Oregon, Idaho and Washington add “please” and “thank you” the most in their instructions. Customers in Asheville, North Carolina, Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Florida Keys were the most generous tippers.
Strange But True: Compared to pre-pandemic, side orders of cheese fries increased more than 1,234%.