The Most Popular Delivery Food in Each State


It’s hard to think of "pizza" without thinking of "delivery." No matter where you live in America, it probably seems as if your local pizzerias have a lock on the food delivery game—and with good reason: The very first pizza delivery dates all the way back to 1889 (Italy's Queen Margherita was the lucky recipient). But as online delivery services like GrubHub and DoorDash have made it easier for lazy-but-hungry diners to order what they want, when they want, we’re seeing lots of new culinary patterns emerging.

To find out exactly what Americans are chowing down on at home, Eater asked GrubHub—which facilitates more than 270,000 orders per day in more than 1000 cities across the country—to analyze their data and determine the most popular delivery foods in each state. The results just might surprise you.

While pizza is undoubtedly a staple delivery dish—it’s the most popular item in 12.5 percent of the states studied—it was bested by both Chinese food, which took 15 percent of the states, and chicken, which topped the list, and is a wide-ranging category that includes chicken tenders and wings.

A quick glance at the map reveals a number of regional trends; according to Eater, the three most popular delivery dishes in Wisconsin are full of cheese, with cheese curds taking the top spot. Does your favorite delivery dinner follow the lead of your neighbors, or are you a culinary trendsetter? Check the map below to find out.

[h/t Eater]

Fearless Man Slices 26 Watermelons on His Stomach in 60 Seconds, Setting New Record

Ashrita Furman, a 63-year-old New Yorker who holds the world record for setting the most Guinness World Records, just achieved another one. This time, it was for the most watermelons sliced on top of his stomach in 60 seconds, Nerdist reports.

Furman came up with the idea for the record himself, and while he didn’t have any competition, Guinness stipulated that he had to slice at least 20 watermelons to be recognized. He managed to cut through 26 melons with his tool of choice, a katana, in less than a minute. (He walked away without a scratch.)

Check out this spectacle (and serious ab workout) for yourself:

“I’m really thrilled,” Furman told Reuters after pulling off the feat. “My first reaction is I’m relieved that I didn’t kill myself and the second is that I’m exhilarated because it is not only a skillful record, but also it’s something that I invented and now it’s out there and other people can challenge it.”

Furman, who has been called “Mr. Versatility,” currently holds more than 200 Guinness records. He set his very first record in 1979 after completing 27,000 jumping jacks, and he hasn’t slowed down since. In the past near-40 years he has set the record for—among other feats—the most knives caught in a minute (54); the greatest distance traveled while juggling on a pogo stick (4 miles, 30 feet); and most grapes caught in his mouth in one minute (86).

[h/t Nerdist]

Recall Alert: Swiss Rolls And Bread Sold at Walmart and Food Lion Linked to Salmonella
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New items have been added to the list of foods being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. According to Fox Carolina, snack cakes and bread products produced by Flowers Foods, Inc. have been pulled from stores in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

The baked goods company, based in Georgia, has reason to believe the whey powder it buys from a third-party supplier is tainted with salmonella. The ingredient is added to its Swiss rolls, which are sold under various brands, as well as its Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread. Popular chains that normally sell Flowers Foods products include Walmart and Food Lion.

The U.S. is in the middle of a salmonella outbreak. In June, Kellogg's recalled Honey Smacks due to contamination and the CDC is still urging consumers to avoid the brand. The cereal has sickened dozens of people since early March. So far, there have been no reported illnesses connected to the potential Flower Foods contamination.

You can find the full list of recalled items below. If you have one of these products in your kitchen, throw it out immediately or return it to the store where you bought it to be reimbursed.

  • Mrs. Freshley's Swiss Rolls
  • H-E-B Swiss Rolls
  • Food Lion Swiss Rolls
  • Baker's Treat Swiss Rolls
  • Market Square Swiss Rolls
  • Great Value Swiss Rolls
  • Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread

[h/t Fox Carolina]


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