Read Time: 4 min
Just in time for the new year, we’ve rounded up this year’s most popular catering, craziest cravings and unexpected events. From the most loved Mexican restaurant on the platform, to liquid nitrogen snacks, check out the top 18 Platterz facts of 2018!
Drum roll please…
1) Number of Meals Served in 2018: 1.88 Million
Is it just us, or does the number 18 seem to be popular this year? Since January, Platterz has served more than 1.8 million (and counting) meals to offices across the continent.
2) Number of Offices Fed: 1,200+ Offices
We grew from 40 employees to 140, from the East coast to West coast, and boosted company culture in over 1,200 offices across North America. Imagine what we can do in 2019.
3) Top Cuisine: Mexican Food
From DIY taco bars to chips and guac, the office favorite cuisine goes to Mexican food, ordered more than any other type of food on Platterz (and there are hundreds to choose from)!
4) Most Creative Meal Combo: Liquid Nitrogen Apple Fritters and Liquid Nitrogen S’mores
Yes, liquid nitrogen food is a real thing. One office even paired it with a cocktail mixology class for their team!
5) Top Event Type: Family-Style Lunch
People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we beg to differ! Taking a break in their day is when teams are happiest, and what’s more important than that?
6) Most Ordered Caterer: Craft Kitchen
From sandwiches and salads to platters and pastries, this Toronto-based corporate caterer was the most loved by you!
7) Top Dessert: Ice Cream Sandwiches
It may be chilly outside, but that’s not stopping us from dreaming about pralines & cream ice cream stuffed in an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. With the most ordered dessert going to ice cream sandwiches, it doesn’t seem like it’s stopping you either.
8) Top Lunch: Greek Salad & Plates
Ios? Mykonos? Santorini? Rather than hop on a ferry, offices chose Greek cuisine as this year’s most frequently ordered lunch. If we weren’t already, now we’re really dreaming of a vacation.
9) Largest Offsite Event: 1,250 Guest Count
Between booking the venue, arranging rentals, planning the decor, and providing the catering (of course), Platterz Event Specialists made lasting memories for companies celebrating any special occasion this year!
10) Most Popular Office Snack: Branded Cupcakes
You can never go wrong with chocolate or vanilla, but there’s nothing like custom cupcakes baked just for your team, for any celebration.
11) Number of Orders For 1 Client: 2,620 Orders
To put it into perspective, that’s 7 orders per day over the span of 2018!
12) Most Unique Party Request: Dunk Tank
At Platterz, we stop at nothing to provide offices with their dream event. From bouncy castles to life-sized Jenga, we made it all happen, no matter how unexpected the request.
13) Top Food Trend: Poke Bowls
Fresh fish, seaweed salad and a little soy sauce go a long way for employees, and we have a feeling Poke isn’t just a fad.
14) Shortest Time Placing an Order: 8 Seconds
That’s really how fast you can check out an order on the platform. We’re not exaggerating.
15) Most Last-Minute Order: 45 Minutes in Advance
We received an email with a last-minute catering request for a meeting of 150 people. 45 minutes later, the food was delivered, served hot and ready to eat. True story.
16) Top Food Holiday: World Chocolate Day
Offices with a sweet tooth is a recurring theme, with World Chocolate Day being the busiest food holiday of the year, occurring on July 7.
17) NEW Lines of Code Written: 1,021,472
Not only did the Platterz’ Developer team grow 3x in size, the team wrote over 1 million new lines of code to make ordering on Platterz seamless!
18) Hungriest City in North America: Toronto, Canada
Torontonians sure do love to eat!
Thanks for a record-breaking 2018! Share Platterz’ roundup with your team, and place an order to hit the top of the charts for next year!