What time does DoorDash open? You might be asking yourself this question the morning after a late-night out with friends. You wake up early, hungry and thirsty. Maybe you can’t quite drag yourself out of bed. In a situation like this, ordering delivery from DoorDash can be a lifesaver.
If you’re wondering what time does DoorDash open, this post will answer that question for you. The short of it is that DoorDash operates 24/7 and doesn’t have any set operating hours. The only limitations are whether restaurants are open and whether Dashers are available to deliver your order. If there are restaurants open and Dashers available to deliver your order to you, then you can order DoorDash anytime.
Let’s take a more detailed look at what time DoorDash opens and what to think about if you’re ordering DoorDash in the morning.
What Time Does DoorDash Open?
DoorDash does not have any set operating hours. Instead, whether you can order on DoorDash depends on whether there are restaurants open. If a restaurant is open and operating on DoorDash, then you can in theory order DoorDash anytime and have food delivered to your house.
If you go to any restaurant in the DoorDash app, it’ll show you their operating hours. As you can imagine, most of the restaurants that are open in the morning are breakfast places or coffee shops.
One thing I’ve noticed is that some restaurants limit their operating hours on DoorDash. In other words, even though a restaurant may be open, it might not open on DoorDash until later. You can see what time a restaurant opens on DoorDash by opening the app and checking a restaurant. It’ll tell you if the restaurant is open – or if the restaurant is closed, what time the restaurant opens.
For example, here’s a restaurant near me that opens at 8 am in real life, but doesn’t open until 10 am on the DoorDash app.
That means I could order food directly from the restaurant. But if I want to order through DoorDash, I’d have to wait until 10 am for the restaurant to be available on DoorDash. I’m not sure why some restaurants do this. I assume it’s because they’re too busy in the morning to prepare orders for delivery also.
Issues With Ordering DoorDash In The Morning
Beyond whether restaurants are open in the morning on DoorDash, the other factor to consider if you’re ordering DoorDash early in the morning is whether there are delivery people available to deliver your order.
DoorDash uses independent contractors to deliver orders, which means there aren’t a set number of people working at any time. Instead, delivery drivers (called Dashers) can work whenever they want.
Most Dashers opt to dash during lunch and dinner hours when more customers are ordering food through the DoorDash app. As a result, fewer Dashers will choose to work during the early morning hours. So, even if a restaurant is open early in the DoorDash app, it’s possible you might have trouble finding a Dasher to deliver your order.
That being said, if you live in a city, you probably won’t have an issue finding someone to deliver your order. This is really more of a problem if you live in a suburb or rural area.
Is It Worth Dashing In The Morning?
If you’re a Dasher, you might be wondering whether it’s worth Dashing in the morning. In my experience, Dashing in the morning usually isn’t worth it. This is because there usually isn’t enough demand in the morning, so you’ll end up sitting around most of the time and you won’t make much money.
If you do want to Dash in the morning, your best bet is usually to go to downtown areas where workers might be ordering coffee or breakfast and having it delivered to their office. Weekend mornings can also be decent in neighborhoods with a lot of young people.
In general, though, I don’t recommend Dashing in the morning. It’s usually better to wait until at least 11 am so you can work during the lunch rush. Instead, find something else you can do in the morning.
DoorDash doesn’t have any set operating hours. Instead, whether DoorDash is “open” depends entirely on whether there are restaurants open on the DoorDash app. If a restaurant is open in the app, then you can order food and have it delivered to your house.
Remember, that some restaurants don’t have the same operating hours on DoorDash as they do in real life. So, even if you know a restaurant is open, it may be closed on the DoorDash app.