NY Times: “Yes, We Do Eat More Soup When We’re Sick”


We teamed up with ZocDoc to provide the New York Times with data about what you’re most likely to order when you’re sick with the cold or flu. 

“Analysts for the online food delivery service GrubHub noticed that soup orders seemed to be spiking at odd intervals during the winter,” writes the Times‘ Margot Sanger-Katz. “Upon further examination, the soup surge couldn’t be explained just by cold weather.”

“Acting on a hunch, GrubHub turned to another rhymingly-named online ordering system, ZocDoc. ZocDoc allows people to book doctor’s visits online. When the two companies matched their data, they found that people ordered the most soup when the most people were sick.”

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