Survey Reveals Food Delivery Drivers Eat Their Customers' Food

July 30, 2019Jul 30, 2019

Imagine: you work for a food delivery service (like Door Dash), and someone orders some delicious fries and a burger. You're starved, and that food is sitting right next to you on your passenger seat, with the smells just wafting into your nose.

"Eat me," it says. And do you oblige...just a taste? 1 in 4 food delivery drivers said they have, reveals a new survey set to disconcert users of the popular door delivery services.

US Foods sampled about 1,500 Americans adults who have used food delivery apps before and about 500 American adults who said they have worked for a food delivery service.

Shockingly, 28 percent of the delivery drivers sampled admitted to taking food from an order they were delivering, shares PEOPLE. Some customers had already suspected this, revealed the survey. 21 percent of the customers said that they had suspected their food had been sampled by a driver. 85 percent of the customers want the restaurants to use tamper-resistant food packaging to address this issue.

On the other side of the coin, the survey showed gripes that the delivery drivers had with the job:

60 percent said they often received little to no tip; 52 percent said that the food often was not ready at the restaurant for pick up; 34 percent said that customers would ask them too many questions via text; and 21 percent complained that customers made them climb many stairs and take elevators to bring the food straight to their doors.

Obviously, this survey shows that convenience is not without its cost. Knowing that 1 in 4 delivery drivers taste the food, would you still use the delivery apps as often? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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