With the Super Bowl coming up, a natural question you might be asking yourself is this – is Uber Eats busy on Super Bowl Sunday? The short answer is, yes, Uber Eats is typically busy on Super Bowl Sunday. However, because of how Super Bowl Sunday works, you should probably only expect it to be abnormally busy for a few hours of the day. That means you’ll want to be strategic about when you work.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at whether Uber Eats is busy on Super Bowl Sunday and consider the best times to work on that day if you’re looking to maximize your time and earnings. Let’s get into it.
Is Uber Eats Busy On Super Bowl Sunday?
Super Bowl Sunday isn’t an official holiday, but as 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.
While Uber Eats doesn’t share specific stats about how busy it gets during the Super Bowl, they do often send out emails and push notifications suggesting that it will be busy. Common sense would also suggest that food delivery 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 likely be ordering it from nearby restaurants.
While the Super Bowl can be busy for Uber Eats delivery drivers, the fact that people assume it’ll be busy can also work as a double-edged sword. If too many drivers are logged into the Uber Eats app, that means even if it’s busy, you might not receive as many orders. If Uber Eats is offering boost pay during the Super Bowl, it can become even more saturated with Uber Eats drivers.
In sum, you can likely expect that Uber Eats will be busy on Super Bowl Sunday. The main downside is that, because other drivers might think it’ll be busy during the Super Bowl, it could work against you and saturate the app with too many drivers.
The Best Times To Do Uber Eats 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, I’d recommend working during the evening dinner hours. Ideally, you want to start working a few hours before the game starts and maybe a few hours into the game.
As for the rest of the day, I consider it to be similar in activity to a regular Sunday, although it could be a little slower since people may wait to order food for the game. If you want to work in the morning or during lunch hours, you’ll probably be about as busy as you’d normally be or maybe a little bit slower as people wait to place their orders later in the day.
With all that said, I rarely work on Super Bowl Sunday, mainly because I want to enjoy the Super Bowl with my family and friends and I find that too many drivers logging into the app can make things slower than usual. If you don’t have anything else to do, then go ahead and log into the Uber Eats app. The nice thing about delivering Uber Eats on Super Bowl Sunday is that traffic is usually pretty light and restaurants are often better set up for food delivery since they’re anticipating many delivery orders.
So, is Uber Eats busy on Super Bowl Sunday? The answer is, yes – as with most food delivery, Uber Eats should be busy on Super Bowl Sunday. Be aware, however, that other drivers may have the same idea, which could lead to oversaturation in your area. But, for the most part, you should be able to stay busy throughout the day, especially around the hours when the Super Bowl starts.
To maximize your earnings, 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, you should expect things to slow down.
I hope this information was helpful. If you want to share your own experiences delivering for Uber Eats on Super Bowl Sunday, please leave them in the comments below. Valentine’s Day comes after the Super Bowl, so check out this post, Is Uber Eats Busy On Valentine’s Day? if you want to prep for the next holiday. And if you’re interested in learning if Uber Eats is busy during March Madness, check out this post: Is Uber Eats Busy During March Madness?