Is Grubhub busy on Thanksgiving? As you can probably guess, Grubhub typically isn’t busy on Thanksgiving. Indeed, of all the yearly holidays, Thanksgiving may very well be the slowest day of the year for Grubhub (I’d say it’s either Thanksgiving or Christmas as the slowest days of the year for Grubhub).
In this post, we’ll take a look at whether Grubhub is busy on Thanksgiving and consider whether working on Thanksgiving makes sense.
Is Grubhub Busy On Thanksgiving?
The short answer is that Grubhub is not busy on Thanksgiving. There are two main reasons why Grubhub typically isn’t busy on Thanksgiving.
The first is that most people aren’t ordering food delivery on Thanksgiving. Instead, they’re eating home-cooked meals with their family and friends. That makes the demand for food delivery low on the customer side – people simply aren’t ordering food since they’re eating at home.
The second reason is that most restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving. Even if there were people that wanted to order food, the vast majority of restaurants are not going to be open on Thanksgiving Day. If a lot of restaurants are closed, you can also expect that Grubhub won’t be very busy.
Is Grubhub Busy On The Day Before Thanksgiving?
While Grubhub isn’t busy on Thanksgiving, the day before Thanksgiving can be decently busy. If you want to make money during the Thanksgiving holidays, your best bet will be to try to work on the day before Thanksgiving or on Black Friday (i.e. the day after Thanksgiving).
You can see why the day before Thanksgiving can be busy if you think about how people order food. If you’re going to be preparing a lot of food on Thanksgiving, it makes a lot of sense to order food delivery the night before and save yourself the time you’d spend cooking. In addition, the day before Thanksgiving is also a time when a lot of people are gathering at home, which means people may order food to feed a large group of people. This can make things busier than usual.
It’s important to note that whether it’ll be busy on the day before Thanksgiving depends primarily on where you live. If you live in a big city or a city with families, you can expect the day before Thanksgiving to be pretty busy. But if you live in a college town, the day before Thanksgiving is going to be really slow since most of the students will have left for the holiday.
I used to live in a college neighborhood in a big city, so things would always be slow in my neighborhood. But if I went to other parts of the city with more families, it would be busier.
The Best Times To Do Grubhub On Thanksgiving
There aren’t really any good times to do Grubhub on Thanksgiving. Most restaurants aren’t open, so even if people wanted to order from Grubhub, there wouldn’t be any restaurants available to order from.
If for some reason you’re set on doing Grubhub during Thanksgiving, you’ll probably want to aim to work 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.
In my opinion, though, Grubhub isn’t worth doing on Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday and spend it with your family and friends instead.
Thanksgiving is one of the slowest days of the year for Grubhub. While the Grubhub app is open and available for customers, there aren’t many restaurants open and few customers are ordering because they’re spending time with family.
So my advice is to not waste your time with Grubhub on Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday and try to work on busier days instead.
Are you wondering what it’s like to deliver for Grubhub on other holidays? Below are some other posts I’ve written about Grubhub for other major holidays in the United States.