10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Could these Grubhub findings spur UW to a win?

Man, would it be nice if the Badgers made another Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Let’s be honest–not many thought we’d make it passed Villanova to secure a spot in the Sweet Sixteen, but our eighth-seed team went ahead a busted a few thousand brackets and proved many wrong.

While many fans will have fingers and toes crossed for a win over Florida on Friday night, the superstitious followers out there might want to take a few extra precautions. Grubhub recently shared March Madness ordering trends and good luck foods, pulled from its leading national online ordering database. They heed the advice: “The loyal Badgers fans of Madison may want to consider ordering some foods listed below that spiked during wins as our team gears up to face the Florida Gators this weekend.”

Couldn’t hurt, right?

Luckiest foods ordered per college basketball game

1. Hot dogs

10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Hot dogs were ordered 199 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. Grab a dog at State Street Brats, STAT.

2. Coleslaw
10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Coleslaw was ordered 182 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. We’re in Wisconsin–you’re obviously going to get fish fry before the game tomorrow. Don’t you DARE not eat your coleslaw with your cod two-piece meal. Head to Chico’s Villa Tap early (we mean, 4 p.m. early) to be sure to secure a table for dinner.

3. Tamales

10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Tamales were ordered 170 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. Tienda Los Gemelos has some outstanding tamales. Heat up the refried beans and go to town.

4. Palak Paneer

10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Palak paneer was ordered 167 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. I don’t care if you’ve never had it before, broaden your horizons and go to Tandoori House for this dish.

5. Enchiladas

10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Enchiladas verde were ordered 153 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. Order from La Taguara to-go.

6. Vegetarian Egg Rolls

10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Vegetarian egg roll was ordered 119 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. Sai-Bai Thong, Lao Laan-Xang, Ha Long Bay–Get-There NOW.

7. Fish sandwich

10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Fish sandwich was ordered 113 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. It would take less than 10 minutes for you to get through the Culver’s drive-thru for a fish sandwich. Come on.

8. Thin-crust pizza
10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Thin crust pizza was ordered 107 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. Might be time to head downstairs to Greenbush Bar’s for a signature cornmeal thin-crust pizza.

9. Szechuan beef
10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Szechuan beef was ordered 107 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. Let’s see who can get to Ichiban Sichuan on Park Street the quickest.

10. Grilled chicken
10 lucky foods that might help the Badgers win

Grilled chicken was ordered 104 percent more during Wisconsin’s winning game days than losing game days in Madison. It’s definitely warm enough–fire that thing up and throw some Conscious Carnivore chicken breasts on the grill.

IMPORTANT: Let’s stay away from this top 10 list of foods before Friday’s game, OK?

Luckiest food ordered per college basketball team for Florida (Gainesville, Florida)
1. Gyro pita was ordered 299% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville, Florida.
2. Shrimp lo mein was ordered 219% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville,FL
3. Rainbow roll was ordered 219% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville
4. Onion rings were ordered 219% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville, Florida.
5. Spare ribs were ordered 219% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville, Florida.
6. Sesame noodles were ordered 219% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville, Florida.
7. Wings were ordered 203% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville, Florida.
8. Boneless wings were ordered 179% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville, Florida.
9. Broccoli and garlic sauce was ordered 140% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville, Florida.
10. Chicken cordon bleu sandwich was ordered 140% more during University of Florida’s winning game days than losing game days in Gainesville, Florida.

General college basketball season order trends (National)

Most ordered foods during the college basketball season vs. rest of year
1. Mac and cheese was ordered 117% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
2. Fries were ordered 114% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
3. Miso soup was ordered 108% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
4. Vietnamese pho was ordered 83% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
5. Horchata was ordered 82% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
6. Tilapia tacos were ordered 72% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
7. Chicken tikka masala was ordered 72% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
8. Wings were ordered 68% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
9. Barbecue chicken empanada was ordered 58% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
10. Chicken pho noodle soup was ordered 54% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
11. General tsos chicken was ordered 53% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
12. Jerk chicken burrito was ordered 52% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
13. Sirloin burger was ordered 50% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
14. Vindaloo curry was ordered 49% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year
15. Panang noodles were ordered 48% more during the college basketball season than the rest of the year

All statistics courtesy of Grubhub.

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