Is DoorDash busy on New Year’s Eve? The answer is yes, DoorDash is typically very busy on New Year’s Eve. Indeed, DoorDash lists it as one of the busiest holidays of the year for the past two years (see here and here).
It makes sense when you think about it. People are getting ready to party and have a good time on New Year’s Eve and as a result, a lot of people are ordering food.
In this post, we’ll take a deeper look at the question of whether DoorDash is busy on New Year’s Eve. We’ll also discuss the best times to work on DoorDash on New Year’s Eve and some strategies you can use to make the most money possible.
Is DoorDash Busy On New Year’s Eve?
As previously stated, New Year’s Eve is typically one of the busiest days of the year for food delivery with DoorDash. That’s because a lot of people are ordering food and celebrating the New Year with friends. Rather than cook food at home, people may find it easier to order DoorDash delivery instead.
While not everyone may stay up until midnight for the New Year, a lot of people may still have a celebratory dinner. It’s not just nighttime that is busy either. During the day, people will order food, often treating it like a weekend day.
In short, you can expect that New Year’s Eve will be a busy day for DoorDash. If you are looking to work during a holiday, New Year’s Eve is an excellent day to do just that.
The Best Time To Do DoorDash On New Year’s Eve
For the most part, New Year’s Eve tends to be consistently busy throughout the day. In a lot of ways, New Year’s Eve is like a busy Saturday or Sunday. People are usually home from work and, with the end of the year coming, are looking to treat themselves.
That said, the busiest time of day to do DoorDash will be during the dinner rush when most people are ordering food. There aren’t any particular restaurants that are busier than others either. Almost all restaurants remain open during New Year’s Eve, so you can expect it to be busy at any location with businesses and restaurants.
Like any other day, you’ll want to be strategic about the orders you accept and where you are working. Since restaurants may be busy, you’ll want to consider whether the restaurant will be backed up or whether they work fast and will have your food ready. Fast casual restaurants like Chipotle, for example, might be so busy that you’ll find yourself waiting a while for orders to be ready (I know that in my market, many Chipotle restaurants are notoriously slow). It can make sense to ignore orders from very busy restaurants and stick to restaurants that will have orders ready faster.
You’ll also want to consider road and traffic conditions. Depending on where you live, some roads may be closed or especially busy with traffic. This is one of the reasons doing DoorDash on a bike or electric bike is ideal since you won’t have to worry about traffic, road closures, or parking.
If possible, you’ll also want to multi-app to maximize your earnings – that is, turn on your other food delivery apps as well if you are signed up for them. This is one of the most important DoorDash hacks I recommend. By multi-apping, you’ll keep yourself busy, give yourself the best orders, and maximize your earnings. Whenever I work, I always turn on Uber Eats and Grubhub. I then accept orders from every app so long as the orders are going in similar directions.
If interested, I upload videos of myself doing deliveries and multi-apping on my YouTube channel. You can watch these videos to see how it’s done.
New Year’s Eve is typically a busy day for DoorDash delivery. If you’re looking for a good day to do DoorDash, New Year’s Eve is a good choice. If you work in busy areas, you should be able to stay busy throughout the day (and especially so during the dinner rush). You’ll still need to be strategic with how you do DoorDash, but so long as you stay in busy areas and only accept profitable orders, you should be able to make a good amount on New Year’s Eve.
I hope this post was helpful to you. To learn about other DoorDash holidays and how busy they might be, be sure to check out some of my other posts below.