When does Grubhub start delivering? The short answer is that Grubhub starts delivering at all hours – you can order food using Grubhub 24 hours a day and there is no set time that Grubhub starts delivering. There is a big caveat though. Grubhub only has delivery when restaurants are open. If there are restaurants open on Grubhub, then Grubhub starts delivering as soon as those restaurants open for business in the app.
In this post, we’ll take a deeper look at the question of when does Grubhub start delivering. If you’re a delivery driver, we’ll also discuss the problems with doing Grubhub early in the morning and why I typically don’t recommend working for Grubhub in the morning.
When Does Grubhub Start Delivering
As already stated, Grubhub does not have set operating hours. Whether you can place an order on Grubhub depends on whether there are open restaurants in the Grubhub app. If a restaurant is open and accepting orders in the app, then you can place an order, no matter what time it is.
To find out when Grubhub starts delivering, simply open your Grubhub app to see if there are any restaurants available. In the morning, you’ll find that most restaurants are breakfast places or coffee shops.
One important thing to note is that many restaurants have different operating hours in the Grubhub app versus what their in-restaurant hours might be. In other words, even though a restaurant might be open, it might not open in the Grubhub app until later in the day.
Issues With Ordering Grubhub In The Morning
Beyond the issue of whether or not restaurants are open in the morning in the Grubhub app, another factor to consider is whether there are delivery people available 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. Grubhub drivers can work whenever they want.
Most delivery drivers opt to work during the lunch and dinner hours since those are typically higher-demand hours. That means during off-peak hours, it’s possible that Grubhub won’t be able to find a driver for you. This doesn’t happen often, but it is possible.
That being said, you’ll probably only have an issue finding a delivery driver if you live in more suburban or rural areas. If you live in an urban area, you’ll probably always find someone able to deliver your order (assuming you tip appropriately and make your order one that’s worth delivering).
Should You Work On Grubhub In The Morning?
If you work as a Grubhub delivery driver, you might wonder whether it’s worth working on Grubhub in the morning. Based on my experience, I find that Grubhub isn’t worth doing in the morning. The demand is usually pretty low in the morning, which means you spend a lot of time waiting for orders.
If you do want to work in the morning, your best bet is to go to downtown areas where people are working. This is where you’ll be most likely to find people ordering coffee or breakfast, especially if they’re placing orders for their office. Weekend mornings in dense neighborhoods with a lot of young people can also work out since people may wake up after a night out and want to get food delivered to them.
That being said, in general, I recommend waiting until later in the day to start delivering for Grubhub. Starting at 11 am or later is usually when you’ll see the most demand.
Grubhub doesn’t have set operating hours and it starts delivering as soon as restaurants are open. So long as restaurants are open in the app, you can order food with Grubhub.
Remember that many restaurants have different operating hours on the Grubhub app, so just because a restaurant is open for in-person dining or pickup doesn’t mean it’s open in the Grubhub app. For the most part though, if you want to order food with Grubhub in the morning, you’ll be able to do so without any issues.