Door Dash: Good For Cravings
We’ve all had that moment where we’re sitting at home when a craving for something from a particular restaurant hits us. But they don’t deliver. Enter into that void of food delivery Door Dash.
Basically, if you have a craving from a restaurant that doesn’t deliver but is partnered with them you go to Door Dash’s website and order through them. It’s as if the restaurant had a delivery service! You pay a small delivery fee and tip the driver as you would with restaurants with their own delivery service.
I’ve tried the service myself a couple of times, ordering from a couple of different restaurants, and I can say I have not been disappointed. The delivery drivers were always friendly, and there was no need for signing anything. The food arrived still hot or, in the case of ice cream treats, frozen.
I’m also impressed with how the service limits how far out from a location they go for delivery, both seemingly in an effort to look out for drivers as well as to ensure speedy delivery. It also seems companies like this, where the employees appear to be taken care of while also having freedom, are spawning new ways of doing business in associated fields. A local driver was telling me about his mechanic giving him savings where he could while still making a good living.
Some might think the service is aimed just at those who are more introverted, but think of the last time you were watching something you couldn’t pull away from when you got hit with a craving. Plus, better to let a delivery driver do the driving for a fee than pull yourself away during a commercial and be panicked as you go pick it up. That can potentially lead to dangerous driving. (Not that delivery drivers aren’t capable of dangerous driving, though.)
All in all, I am happy with Door Dash so far. A bit of advice to remember though: you are paying restaurant prices and restaurant taxes. It can be easy to spend more than intended compared to places that traditionally deliver.
Although I can understand anyone being unsure about the service at first, for me, it gets 4.9 out of 5 stars. (Only taking .1 off for wishing it had more restaurants than it does in my area. Your area might be different.)
What are you craving now?
*Tips his hat walking out the door to get something to eat.*