Is Uber Eats busy on New Year’s Eve? The short answer is yes, Uber Eats is typically very busy on New Year’s Eve. While Uber Eats does not make the data public on which days are busiest, you can expect that it’ll be very busy. People are getting ready to go out and celebrate the New Year and as a result, people may opt to order food rather than cook for themselves.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the question of whether Uber Eats is busy on New Year’s Eve. We’ll also discuss the best times to do Uber Eats on New Year’s Eve and consider some of the strategies you can use to make the most money possible.
Is Uber Eats Busy On New Year’s Eve?
As previously stated, New Year’s Eve is typically one of the busiest days of the year for Uber Eats. That’s because a lot of people are ordering food and celebrating the New Year with family and friends at home. Rather than cook food, people may find it easier to order Uber Eats instead.
While not everyone may stay up until midnight for the New Year, a lot of people may still have a celebratory dinner. It’s not only the evening that is busy either. Most people have the day off on New Year’s Eve, so they’ll order food during the day as well.
In sum, you can expect that New Year’s Eve will be a busy day for Uber Eats. If you are looking for a busy holiday to do Uber Eats, New Year’s Eve is an excellent day.
The Best Time To Do Uber Eats On New Year’s Eve
For the most part, New Year’s Eve tends to be consistently busy throughout the day since most people are home from work and are ordering food. That said, some times of the day will be busier than others. In particular, the dinner rush will be the busiest time when most people are ordering food. That’s not to say lunch will be slow, but dinner will likely be busier.
Like any other day, you’ll want to be strategic about the orders you accept and where you are working – and perhaps even more so on New Year’s Eve. A lot of restaurants will be very busy in the evening, so you’ll want to consider whether the restaurant will be backed up or have your food ready for you when you arrive. Fast casual restaurants like Chipotle, for example, might be so busy that you’ll find yourself waiting a while for orders to be ready (I know that in my market, many Chipotle restaurants are notoriously slow). It can make sense to avoid orders from very busy restaurants and stick to restaurants that will have orders ready faster. If you’re forced to wait a long time for orders, you’re going to hurt your earnings.
You’ll also want to consider road and traffic conditions. Depending on where you live, some roads may be closed or especially busy with traffic. This is one of the reasons doing Uber Eats on a bike or electric bike is ideal since you won’t have to worry about traffic, road closures, or parking, giving you an advantage over other Uber Eats drivers.
If possible, you’ll also want to multi-app to maximize your earnings – that is, sign up for other food delivery apps and turn them on at the same time. This is one of the most important strategies I recommend when doing Uber Eats or any other food delivery app. By multi-apping, you’ll keep yourself busy, give yourself the best orders, and maximize your earnings. Whenever I do Uber Eats, I always turn on DoorDash and Grubhub as well. I then accept orders from every app so long as the orders are going in similar directions.
If interested, I upload videos of myself doing deliveries and multi-apping on my YouTube channel. You can watch these videos to see how it’s done.
New Year’s Eve is typically a busy day for Uber Eats delivery. If you’re looking for a good day to do Uber Eats, New Year’s Eve is a good choice. If you work in busy areas, you should be able to stay busy throughout the day (and especially so during the dinner rush).
You’ll still need to be strategic with how you do Uber Eats, but so long as you stay in busy areas and only accept profitable orders, you should be able to make a good amount on New Year’s Eve. Just be aware of road closures, traffic, and how slow some restaurants might be.
I hope this post was helpful to you. To learn about other Uber Eats holidays and how busy they might be, be sure to check out some of my other posts below.