Back in the 20th century, food delivery meant picking up the phone to order a pizza. Things have changed a lot since then, though, and you now have a broader variety of options available. As well, while you’ll still usually be picking up the phone, you can now order via an app instead of by making a call.
Below, you’ll learn everything you need to know before getting food delivered via app for the first time: how food delivery apps work and which ones you should use. We’ll also address whether or not takeout food is safe to eat during the COVID-19 pandemic.
How Does Food Delivery Work?
There are two different ways to place a food delivery order.
If you’re on desktop, you can simply go to an app’s desktop website. If you’d prefer to use your phone, you’ll need to download your app of choice. From there, the process is the same: you’ll need to go through the menu, indicating which food items you would like, and then provide payment information.
Most food delivery apps allow you to track the progress of your delivery, which helps give you a more precise understanding of when the food will get there.
Which App Should I Use?
There are a number of different food delivery apps to choose from. Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash are probably the most popular, but Bite Squad, ChowNow, and PostMates are just as good.
We recommend checking the reviews for the different apps and determining which one you like best. You may choose to switch between a couple, since different ones offer different deals.
Is It Safe To Eat Takeout?
According to The FDA, WHO, and a variety of different infectious disease experts, takeout food is safe to eat. This is because the disease is spread through your respiratory tract. There’s no reason to believe that a coronavirus could be transmitted through food, and researchers have been studying coronaviruses for decades.
Can I Get Contact-Free Delivery?
Yes, most food delivery apps offer a no-contact option when you order food. This means the driver can leave the food outside your door, and you can then go outside to pick it up. This is designed to get your food to you in the fastest way possible.
How Much Should I Tip?
How much you choose to tip is ultimately a matter of personal preference. Common etiquette recommends a 15-20% tip, but if your order is small, you want to make sure you’re not paying the driver less than $3. During quarantine, you may want to add another dollar to what you would normally tip.
Want to Get Surf N Turf Tacos Delivered Straight To Your Door?
If so, we have a variety of different options available. If you go on our home page, you’ll see that you can order from Bite Squad, ChowNow, DoorDash, Grubhub, PostMates, or Uber Eats.
If you have any questions about the takeout process and want to know about Surf N Turf’s policy, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling 808.922.8226.