STUDY: 68% of Americans view eating as their favorite part of the day

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There's one thing that a majority of American workers look forward the most no matter how bad their day is...sitting down to eat!

There's nothing quite like kicking back after a long day (or week) of work and scarfing down some of your favorite food. Two-thirds of Americans say their weekend meals are their “reward” for getting through another week, according to new research.

A survey of 2,000 general population Americans found 68% of people look forward to their weekend eats due to having a stressful week.

According to the poll, commissioned by Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza and conducted by OnePoll, 59% feel too tired at the end of the day to actually cook anything.

The increased stress of the pandemic played a big part in more Americans choosing frozen or pre-prepared meals as opposed to cooking a majority of meals themselves. Interestingly, 40% of those surveyed felt that the food they chose to buy at the grocery store was directly correlated with their stress levels from the week before. While many don’t like to cook, sitting down and eating is the best part of the day for 62% of Americans including me.

When everything else in your day seems ruined, sometimes all it takes is a nice hot meal to make you feel better. It's edible escapism!


  1. Pizza                                                  51%
  2. Burgers                                              38%
  3. Pasta                                                  38%
  4. Barbeque                                           34%
  5. Asian foods                                        30%

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