- Uber Eats has released a "cravings" report of trends the team identified on the service.
- Among things like the most-popular dishes were the strangest requests people made with their orders.
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Everyone has their own preferences for food.
Some people prefer butter to cream cheese on a bagel, others might not want tomato on a sandwich.
But another section of the population has very specific tastes. And we mean incredibly specific.
Uber Eats, Uber’s fast-growing food delivery segment that turned $1.46 billion in revenue last year, shared some of the strangest requests and comments the team has seen on orders as part of its first ever "cravings" report.
"Africa" by Toto
"This is my Boyfriend’s Valentines gift. It would be amazing if you could play "AFRICA" by Toto when you deliver the donuts," someone requested. "You don’t have to play the whole thing, really just the chorus."
"WE LIKE OUR FOOD EXTREMELY SPICY," one bold diner said. "Got a $20 dollar tip for everyone if you make the spaghetti and lasagna spicy as SHIT and say it when you deliver the food. You know, so I know it’s real thanks guys."
Acai bowls for happiness
"People can change for the better, you know," one eater philosophized.
"Case in point: when I first moved to SF, years ago, my then-girlfriend and her hippie parents tried to introduce me to this wonderful West Coast craze called "acai bowls." I thought they all were crazy and then blamed the acai for "a very long bathroom break" that followed. They laughed, good-naturedly I’m sure, at the stupid (but well-intentioned) boy from Philadelphia. Funny how times change and everything comes around. Now that ex-girlfriend lives in Philadelphia with a truly stupid boy, I’m sure, and me, Instead of dating, I just need acai bowls to be happy. Is that what Alanis Morissette meant by ironic?"
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