While many businesses are struggling to keep the doors open with the financial burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, food delivery businesses are seeing high demand for their services. SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc. is one of these.
SkipTheDishes is a Canadian online restaurant ordering and food delivery company headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company has revealed that nearly seven million pounds (3.17 million kg) of potato products were sold through its online ordering service since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bradly Shankar reports on mobilesyrup that altogether, this was a 72 percent increase in sales of potato foods during the pandemic than before it began. SkipTheDishes is revealing this data alongside McCain Foods Canada in celebration of National Potato Day, which takes place on Wednesday, August 19th.
Other Skip potato statistics show that one in four orders include a potato item; New Brunswick saw the highest potato demand with 102 percent more orders containing potatoes; one in six orders included fries, with 88 percent of all potato orders consisting of fries. Although PEI and New Brunswick have the highest percentage of orders that contain fries, Ontarians ordered the most potatoes.