Is DoorDash busy on Thanksgiving? As you might expect, DoorDash is not busy on Thanksgiving. Indeed, it might very well be the slowest day of the year for DoorDash (I’d say it’s either Thanksgiving or Christmas as the two slowest days).
In this post, we’ll take a look at what DoorDash is like on Thanksgiving and whether it’s worth Dashing on that day.
Is DoorDash Busy On Thanksgiving?
As mentioned, DoorDash is not busy on Thanksgiving, and is probably one of the slowest days of the year for DoorDash (if not the slowest day of the year). There are two main reasons why DoorDash isn’t busy on Thanksgiving.
First, as you can imagine, most people aren’t ordering delivery because they’re eating Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. Instead of ordering food delivery, Thanksgiving is a time for people to get together and have home-cooked meals. As a result, there aren’t a lot of customers ordering food.
The second reason is that most restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving, so even if people wanted to order food, there aren’t a lot of restaurants that are open for people to order from. DoorDash is only as good as the restaurants that are available, so if restaurants are closed, you can expect that DoorDash won’t be busy.
Is DoorDash Busy On The Day Before Thanksgiving?
While DoorDash isn’t busy on Thanksgiving, it can get busy on the day before Thanksgiving. In fact, DoorDash lists the day before Thanksgiving as one of the top 10 busiest holidays for DoorDash. That means if you want to make money during Thanksgiving, you’ll want to aim to work on the day before Thanksgiving.
The dinner hours can work out particularly well as people gather and order food. You can see why people might do this. If you’re going to be preparing a lot of food on Thanksgiving, it makes sense to order food the night before and save yourself some time.
The day before Thanksgiving is also a time when a lot of people are gathering at home, which means they may order food to feed a large group of people. This can make things busier than normal.
However, whether it’ll be busy on the day before Thanksgiving also depends on where you live. If you live in a big city or a city with families, you can expect the day before Thanksgiving will be busy. But if you live in a college town, the day before Thanksgiving is going to be really slow since most of the college students will have left for the holiday.
Best Times To Do DoorDash On Thanksgiving
Unfortunately, there aren’t really any good times to do DoorDash on Thanksgiving. There aren’t many restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving, so even if people were ordering food, there wouldn’t be restaurants available.
If you’re dead set on doing DoorDash during Thanksgiving, you’ll probably want to aim for earlier in the day, when some restaurants may be open. Otherwise, late in the night could also offer some opportunity, as some restaurants might open late for Black Friday sales.
But in my opinion, DoorDash isn’t worth doing on Thanksgiving. Save your time and spend it with your family and friends instead.
Thanksgiving is one of the slowest holidays for DoorDash and one of the slowest days of the year for the app. While the DoorDash app is open and available for customers, there aren’t many restaurants open had few customers are ordering because they’re spending time with family.
My advice – don’t waste your time with DoorDash on Thanksgiving. Spend your time relaxing and wait for busier days.
Are you wondering what it’s like to do DoorDash on other holidays? Below are some other posts I’ve written for other holidays.