A Third of Delivery Drivers Admit to Eating Customers' Food

You may want to reconsider that lunch delivery!

July 29, 2019

Are you someone who ia ordering food delivery a lot? You may want to reconsider this habit because a new survery has found that there's a decent amount of food delivery people sampling your food!

Ewwww! Getting any type of food delivered to your home or work is easier than ever with all of the different delivery services like Postmates, DoorDash, UberEats, etc. It's so convenients especially if you live in or very close to a city center. The options you can have delivered by someone else in less than an hour are incredible. 

US Foods, a leading foodservice distributor, found that nearly a third of delivery drivers were taking customers’ food. Out of 500 delivery drivers, a third had reported that they were dipping into the delivery food and sampling the goods. 

I have had some bad experiences with food delivery before. The worst was probably when my food was dropped off smelling like cigarette smoke. It made me not want to eat it. Luckily, I complained on twitter to the delivery service and they refunded me my money. 

Most complaints from customers has to do with the food coming cold or slightly warm. Also, the time it took for the food to arrive was one of the other top customer complaints. How many people have suspected that their food was tampered with and maybe even sampled? Only about 21% of customers thought the portions looked smaller than normal. 

When I order, many restaurants will put a seal on the bag so you know that the food was not opened. Needless to say, I will be thinking twice about ordering out and I will be giving my food a good look over before starting to eat it to see if it appears it was eaten or messed with by the delivery person.