The Most Popular Late Night Take Out Orders

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College students order 87 percent more late-night takeout food than other diners, a new study found.

Personal finance website GOBankingRates partnered with food delivery app Grubhub to determine which U.S. cities order the most late-night takeout and what kind of food was the most popular. Unsurprisingly, the majority of the cities on the list have a large population of college students.

For full study results and more details on methodology, visit: The Most Popular Late-Night Takeout Orders Around the Country.

Top 5 Cities With Late-Night Eaters

1. East Lansing, Mich.

  • Percent more late-night orders than the rest of the country: 392 percent
  • Most popular orders: mac and cheese, $6.73; tater tots, $3.39; loaded fries, $9.12

2. New Brunswick, N.J.

  • Percent more late-night orders than the rest of the country: 280 percent
  • Most popular orders: boneless buffalo wings, $10.62; chicken Caesar wrap, $6.54; falafel sandwich, $3.96

3. Columbus, Ohio

  • Percent more late-night orders than the rest of the country: 202 percent
  • Most popular orders: stromboli, $7.92; chicken alfredo, $9.97; waffle fries, $3.26

4. Allston, Mass.

  • Percent more late night orders than the rest of the country: 195 percent
  • Most popular orders: buffalo chicken pizza, $12.14; scallion pancakes, $6.14; cheese calzone, $8.90

5. Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Percent more late night orders than the rest of the country: 191 percent
  • Most popular orders: Stuffed cheesy bread, $6.99; pepperoni calzone, $7.25; boneless wings, $8.04

Additional Study Insights

  • Every city on the top 20 list is located on the east coast.
  • Sweet potato pie was ordered a whopping 889 percent more in Baltimore than anywhere else in the country. The city of Providence was a close second with its residents ordering tater tots 883 percent more often than the rest of the country.
  • The most expensive item? Albany residents spend an average of $16.95 for chicken bacon ranch pizza. The least expensive item is pork egg rolls in Champaign, Ill., costing an average of $1.15.

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