DoorDash, Uber Eats becoming a lazy foodie’s dream come true

Yogesh Patel | Staff Writer

Students are dashing to their phones instead of their cars to get their favorite foods.

Comets have a new alternative of getting their favorite restaurant items. New delivery services such as DoorDash and Uber Eats offer consumers the possibility of delivery from restaurants that do not already deliver.

Seniors Jacob Zinnecker and Thomas Kemery first learned about DoorDash last year after hearing about it from their friends.

Users, specifically students with busy lives, find these new apps very convenient because everything is done on the app through one person, the delivery driver. The app makes you pay the initial amount when the food is delivered to you on top of a fee for the delivery. Every part of the ordering and payment process is done within the app.

Senior Jacob Zinnecker uses DoorDash when he is at work at Skyline Chili. The service delivers his lunch from Chipotle directly to his work, so he can enjoy his lunch without leaving his workplace.

The demand for a service like this is at an all-time high because there are only two major players in the market, Uber Eats and DoorDash. DoorDash is the more popular option around Mason, and this rising business venture is bound to attract more entrepreneurs or investors, according to senior Thomas Kemery.

Seniors Kaela Higgins and Andrew Mroczka have used DoorDash and find it to be very appealing because of its efficiency and quickness.

Higgins acknowledges that the prices for the delivery service can get high, but in exchange, consumers get excellent service.

“I like it because it was really quick, but the food costs more money on top of it,” Higgins said.

Mroczka enjoys the hassle-free process and uses it regularly and appreciates the platform for its simplicity.

Zinnecker said that DoorDash has been a helpful download, making his commute to work and lunch plans a little less difficult.

“It allows me to have the luxury of convenience,” Zinnecker said. “I can eliminate something from my schedule and have that small amount of time to myself.”