With the Super Bowl coming up, a question you might be asking yourself is this – is Grubhub busy on Super Bowl Sunday? The short answer is that yes, Grubhub is busy on Super Bowl Sunday. That being said, while it should be busy, you should only expect it to be abnormally busy for a few hours of the day – around when kickoff time is. That means you should be strategic about when you work on Super Bowl Sunday.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at whether Grubhub is busy on Super Bowl Sunday. We’ll also look at when you should work on that day if you want to maximize your earnings.
Is Grubhub 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 often acts as an unofficial holiday, with people hosting parties and get-togethers with friends and family. 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 for the big game, you can expect that people will be ordering food using apps like Grubhub.
Grubhub doesn’t share specific stats about how busy it gets on Super Bowl Sunday, but they typically send out emails and push notifications to drivers, telling them to log in because it’ll be busy. Common sense would also suggest that Grubhub would be pretty busy during the Super Bowl. Indeed, 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 – and many will be ordering it from nearby restaurants.
The fact that the Super Bowl is so busy can act as a double-edged sword, however. If too many drivers are logged into the Grubhub driver app, it means that even if it’s busy, you might not receive many orders with so many people working. Things can get worse if Grubhub is offering bonus pay for drivers.
So what’s all this mean? In short, you can expect that Grubhub will be busy on Super Bowl Sunday. However, be aware that because other drivers might be anticipating the same thing, it can get oversaturated with drivers, which can paradoxically lead to a slower-than-expected day.
The Best Times To Deliver For Grubhub 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 on Super Bowl Sunday, you should aim to work during the evening dinner rush. Ideally, try to start a few hours before the game starts. It might make sense to work a few hours into the game too when people might still be placing orders. As it gets later into the night, orders will likely start to decline.
As for the rest of the day, I consider it to be similar in activity to a regular Sunday. It’s possible it could be a bit slower than usual since people might skip ordering Grubhub during the day so they can order for the game instead.
Personally, I rarely work on Super Bowl Sunday, primarily because I like watching the Super Bowl and want to enjoy it with family and friends. I also find that too many drivers log into the app on Super Bowl Sunday, potentially making it slower than on a normal day.
If you don’t have anything else to do during the Super Bowl, then go ahead and log into Grubhu. You might be able to snag some large, party-size orders. Plus, during the game, traffic can be lighter than usual since people are at home. And many restaurants are better set up for food delivery during the Super Bowl since they’re anticipating people watching the game and ordering food delivery.
So, is Grubhub busy on Super Bowl Sunday? The answer is, yes, Grubhub should be busy on Super Bowl Sunday. It’s important to be aware that while demand for food delivery should be busy, there’s also the possibility of oversaturation as too many drivers log into the app anticipating high demand. Still, for the most part, you should be able to stay busy on Super Bowl Sunday.
To maximize your earnings, you should 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 into the night, you should expect things to dramatically slow down.
I hope this information was helpful. If you want to share your own experiences delivering for Grubhub on Super Bowl Sunday, please leave them in the comments below.