Food Delivery: What Do Consumers Demand?

Chicken, burgers, desserts, Asian and Mexican food, are some of the most demanded prepared foods under the home delivery modality in Guatemala.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Data from the company Uber Eats, dedicated to home delivery of prepared meals in the country, specify that the "Poke Bowl", containers with marinated raw fish, on a basis of rice or quinoa, along with fresh ingredients such as seaweed, cucumber or avocado, is another of the most purchased dishes by consumers who use the platform.

José María Volio, general manager of Uber Eats for Central America, explained to that "... among the favorite foods of Guatemalan users, chicken stands out and other curiosities such as desserts, these types of users are the most faithful in the number of orders."

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Businessmen in the sector have identified that more and more customers prefer to order at home rather than go to a restaurant.

In this regard, Jose Roberto Fernandez, director general of Francorp Central America, detailed that "... Another phenomenon that has occurred is the change in consumer behavior of customers, because more and more order at home, some of the brands that advises Francorp have reflected a decrease in the number of diners attending restaurants, and responds to the variety offered by applications that did not have before."

Research by CentralAmericaData indicates that the Guatemalan population with the highest average income shows interest in German, Greek, Italian, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern and Japanese cuisine.

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