Health and fitness are among the top reasons people go to restaurants, according to the 2016-2017 American Hospital Association Health Survey, and Americans like eating a variety of meals.
The latest numbers from the American Dietetic Association’s survey show that Americans are eating about 5.4 billion meals a year — and the majority of them are home delivery meals.
It’s a trend that started with the introduction of the mobile delivery service called Munchie, and it’s growing at a faster rate than other food delivery companies.
In fact, the number of Munchie delivery meals has more than doubled in the past five years, according the Association.
So why is the trend so hot right now?
It’s not just the food delivery meal industry.
Other businesses are trying to take on the traditional delivery food business.
In February, Subway started serving the Munchie meal in more than 1,400 U.S. restaurants.
And in March, the first Munchie restaurants were open in New York City.
So what does this mean for people who don’t want to wait for a delivery meal to arrive?
For many, the new food delivery food is just a convenience, said Dr. Robert Bauerman, a professor of medicine and public health at the University of Chicago.
“We’ve been conditioned to the idea of ‘I can eat anytime, anywhere,’ ” Bauerm said.
“And so when we’re eating at a restaurant, that’s not the case anymore.
That’s not our expectation of our day.”
If you want to find out more about the health benefits of Muncheezing, visit www.muncheez.com/health for more information.