#TRENDING 6/28/23: New Term: Do You Get "Menu Anxiety"?

New Term: Do You Get "Menu Anxiety"?


Do you ever panic at restaurants when everyone's ready to order except YOU? If so, you're not alone. It's common enough, there's a term for it now . . . "MENU ANXIETY."


30% of us get menu anxiety, especially younger Americans. 41% of people in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s get anxious, compared to just 15% of people older than that.


Our top tactic for dealing with it is something you've probably done. Tell the server to come back to you and take your order last. 


So what are we stressing about when we can't decide? The most common answer was what's going to TASTE best. But it's not the only thing holding us up.


The top three things we're thinking about when we order are the taste . . . the price . . . and how long it'll take to make it.


How messy it is also made the top five. And if you're in that younger demographic, you might also be worrying about the ENVIRONMENT.


Only 7% of older Americans think about the environmental impact of their meal, compared to 20% of Millennials and Gen Zers.


They're also twice as likely to say that seeing the word "vegan" or "vegetarian" makes them MORE likely to order something. 




Originally posted on June 28th, 2023

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