Chicken Soup and Orange Juice Orders Skyrocket as Flu Sufferers Turn to Seamless.com
NEW YORK, NY, Jan 18, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Seamless (seamless.com), the leading mobile and online service for
ordering delivery and takeout food from more than 11,000 top
restaurants in the U.S. and UK, announced today that chicken noodle
soup and orange juice orders are skyrocketing this January due to an
extra strong flu season. Flu victims turn to Seamless to avoid
leaving the home and infecting friends and co-workers. From January 1
to January 14, chicken noodle soup orders increased 35 percent over
January 2012. There was also a 37 percent increase in matzo ball soup
orders, 10 percent increase in Gatorade orders and 19 percent
increase in orange juice orders.
In just one month (December 2012 to January 2013), the average number
of chicken noodle soup orders on Seamless increased by 36 percent,
while the average number of orange juice orders increased 15 percent.
With a sore throat or fever, Seamless.com or the full suite of mobile
apps, lets people order their favorite flu remedies from the comfort
of their homes. No need to pick up the phone. With just a few clicks,
soothing chicken noodle soup will be on its way.
"January has been an especially difficult time for flu sufferers.
Luckily, the next best thing to having your mom nurse you back to
health is Seamless.com," said Ryan Scott, VP of Marketing for
Seamless. "With 76 cuisine types, people can order practically
anything they need to get better, whether it's chicken noodle soup or
orange juice. The only trek is from the sofa to the front door and
you never have to call a restaurant!"
Seamless also released some of the flu-related Special Instructions
consumers have left for the chefs preparing the food or the people
coming to deliver it:
-- "I have the flu so please make my soup with extra love. Thank you!
-- "Hey guys, I am home sick with the flu and running out of tissues like
every hour. So if you could throw in some extra napkins, that would be
soooo nice of you, thank you so much!!!"
-- "My friend is sick and I am surprising her with this soup. She is not
expecting it. Please tell her I love her."
-- "Please knock on door and leave bag outside next to door -- I'm sick
and don't want to get delivery person sick."
-- "I'm really sick, can you write me a funny joke."
For more information on Seamless, please visit seamless.com or follow
@Seamless on Twitter. Sick at home and never tried Seamless before or
just ready to stop calling restaurants to get your food Get $7 off
your order with the code FOOD7. For first time users only, some
restrictions may apply.
Seamless is the most trusted and comprehensive source
for local restaurant information and online ordering. The company has
made finding and ordering food from local restaurants fun and easy
for more than two million members and many of the world's largest
companies. Through Seamless.com, MenuPages.com, and mobile
applications for iPad(R), iPhone(R), Android(TM), and BlackBerry(R),
the company offers access to over 45,000 menus, 280,000
user-generated ratings and reviews, and exclusive discounts from
restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago,
San Francisco, Philadelphia, Houston, Austin, Seattle, Portland,
Miami, London, and other US cities. Seamless facilitated more than
$400 million in food orders from its 11,000+ partner restaurants in
2011. Seamless is an independent, privately held company.
Atomic PR for Seamless
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