With the Super Bowl coming up, you may be asking yourself, is DoorDash busy on Super Bowl Sunday? The short answer is, yes, DoorDash is typically busy on Super Bowl Sunday. However, because of the nature of Super Bowl Sunday, you should probably only expect it to be busy for a few hours of the day. That means you’ll want to be strategic about when you work.
Is DoorDash Busy On Super Bowl Sunday?
Super Bowl Sunday isn’t an official holiday, but because it’s the most watched sporting event in the United States, it’s often treated as an unofficial holiday, with people hosting parties and get-togethers. Indeed, in most years, as many as 100 million people will tune in to watch the big game. With so many people gathered around their TVs, you can expect that people will probably be ordering food.
While DoorDash doesn’t share any specific stats about how busy it gets during the Super Bowl, they do often send out emails and push notifications suggesting that it will be busy. Common sense would also suggest that food delivery would be pretty busy during the Super Bowl. The US Department of Agriculture also has data that says that the Super Bowl is the second busiest food holiday of the year after Thanksgiving. Needless to say, during the Super Bowl, people will be eating food.
While the Super Bowl can be busy for Dashers, the fact that people assume it’ll be busy can also work as a double-edged sword. If too many Dashers are logged into the app, that means even if it’s busy, you might not receive as many orders. If DoorDash is offering a peak pay bonus during the Super Bowl, it can become even more saturated with Dashers.
Best Times To DoorDash On Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl Sunday is a unique day because most of the larger food delivery orders are going to happen around the same time – typically within the first few hours of kickoff time. That means in general, you’ll maximize your earnings within about a four or five-hour window on Super Bowl Sunday.
Kickoff time is typically in the evening, so if you’re looking to work during Super Bowl Sunday, I’d recommend working during dinner hours. Ideally, you want to start working a few hours before the game starts.
As for the rest of the day, I consider it to be similar in activity to a regular Sunday, although it could be a little slower since people may wait to order food for the game. If you want to work in the morning or during lunch hours, you’ll probably be about as busy as you’d normally be or maybe a little bit slower.
That being said, I rarely work on Super Bowl Sunday, mainly because I want to enjoy the Super Bowl with my family and friends and I find that too many Dashers logging into the app can make things slower than usual. If you don’t have anything else to do, go ahead and do some DoorDash deliveries. The nice thing about delivering DoorDash on Super Bowl Sunday is that traffic is usually pretty light and restaurants are often better set up for food delivery since they’re anticipating many delivery orders.
So, is DoorDash busy on Super Bowl Sunday? The answer is, yes, like most food delivery, DoorDash should be busy on Super Bowl Sunday. Be aware that other Dashers may have the same idea, which could lead to oversaturation. But, for the most part, you should be able to stay busy throughout the main dinner rush.
To maximize your earnings, aim to start working a few hours before the game starts and then during the first few hours of the game. Once it gets later, you should expect things to slow down.
I hope this information was helpful. If you want to share your own experiences delivering DoorDash on Super Bowl Sunday, please leave them in the comments below.
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