Comfort food sales soared across the country last week as Americans watched and came to terms with Donald Trump's victory. Data from a number of food delivery sites shows that orders spiked on election day and the day following, with sharp increases in sales of comfort foods and beverages like pizza, cupcakes, and—of course—booze.
According to Market Watch, sales for companies like GrubHub, Caviar, and DoorDash were all given a significant boost by the election chaos. Caviar, which delivers restaurant food to users in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Seattle saw a 115 percent boost in sales on election day alone.
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Grub Hub reported massive election night sales, particularly for party foods like chips and salsa, which saw a 412 percent boost in New York compared to the average Tuesday night. Other popular delivery items in N.Y.C. included dumplings, barbecue chicken, Greek salad, sushi, and more from the thousands of restaurants represented.