That being said, while Grubhub is technically open on Christmas Day, whether you can actually place any orders on Christmas Day is another matter. That’s because while Grubhub is open 24/7, the ability to place orders on Grubhub is dependent on whether there are restaurants open in the app. As you can imagine, most restaurants are closed on Christmas Day.
In this post, we’ll take a deeper dive into the question of whether Grubhub is open on Christmas Day, the problems with ordering on Christmas Day, and if you’re a driver, whether you should work on Christmas Day.
Is Grubhub Open On Christmas Day?
As already mentioned, Grubhub is technically open on Christmas Day. That being said, while Grubhub may be open, whether you can place any orders is another matter. That’s because most restaurants aren’t open on Christmas, which means even if you wanted to place an order, you won’t have any restaurants you can order from.
There are probably going to be some restaurants that are open on Christmas Day, however, Your best bet will be to order from Chinese restaurants, which are the types of restaurants most likely to be open on Christmas. Indeed, they can be pretty busy on Christmas Day.
Issues With Ordering Grubhub On Christmas Day
Beyond the issue of whether or not restaurants are open on Christmas Day, another factor to think about is whether there will be delivery drivers to deliver your order. Grubhub uses independent contractors to deliver orders, which means there is no set number of people working at any given time.
A lot of delivery drivers take Christmas Day off, which means even if a restaurant is open, it can take a while to find a driver. Indeed, it’s possible that at times, Grubhub won’t be able to find a driver for you. This doesn’t happen often, but it is possible.
That being said, I suspect that you’ll only have trouble finding a delivery driver if you live in a rural area. In more urban areas, there will probably be some people working, so you’ll find someone to deliver your order. This is more true if you tip appropriately and make your order an attractive one.
Should You Work On Grubhub On Christmas Day?
As a Grubhub driver, you might be wondering whether you should work on Christmas Day. In general, I don’t recommend working on Christmas Day. Most people simply aren’t ordering food on Christmas and most restaurants aren’t going to be open. I think it’s better to take the day off and spend your time with family and friends.
That being said, if you are planning to work on Christmas Day, you’ll want to be strategic about when you work. Working during the day is not a good idea. The vast majority of people that will order food on Christmas aren’t going to do so in the middle of the day. Plus, most restaurants aren’t going to be open during the day.
Your best bet will be to work during the evening when some restaurants may be open and people are most likely to be placing orders with Grubhub. Chinese restaurants, in particular, are most likely to be open. It’s widely known that many Chinese restaurants remain open on Christmas Day. Indeed, a lot of Chinese restaurants can be very busy on Christmas night. I know that my family often goes out to eat at Chinese restaurants on Christmas Day and it’s usually very busy.
If you want to work on Christmas Day, I recommend working in areas near Chinese restaurants. You’ll be more likely to receive orders and give yourself the best shot of making some money on Christmas.
Grubhub is open on Christmas Day. The main limiting factor is whether restaurants are open that you can order from. On Christmas Day, the vast majority of restaurants will likely be closed for the holiday.